||Wiohstan 2 with troops from Wiltshire (Anonymi 2447) met Æthelmund 2 at Kempsford. Battle was joined and the people of Wiltshire gained the victory.
||Battle of Kempsford (802)/
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||... ei occurrit Vuexstan ... cum centurias populi prouinciae Vuilsætum; ... inita pugna, Vuilætae tamen uictores existunt.
|Date from Source
||<800>: on the same day as Ecgberht 10 was consecrated to the kingdom of the West Angles [= West Saxons]; the years completed since the origin of the world were six thousand less five and since the Lord's incarnation 800 and from the arrival of Hengest 1 and Horsa 1 350 and from the reign of Cerdic 1 when he conquered the western part of Britain 300 and from the arrival of Augustine 1 204
*As @Campbell 1962, p. 62 s.v. 'Huuiccum' notes, the latter is the locational name of a tribe used for their territory.
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(Ealdorman [of the ?Hwicce], d. 802) : Æthelmund 2 was crossing a certain territory which is called [the land] of the Hwicce, wishing to reach the ford which is called Kempsford. There Wiohstan 2 and troops of Wiltshire (Anonymi 2447) met him.
(Ealdorman [of ?Wiltshire], d. 802)
(People of Wiltshire in 802)
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