||The Mercian and West [Saxon] troops (Anonymi 2576) gained victory over the Danes (Anonymi 2538) at Wednesfield.
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||<909>: after Anonymi 2538 had engaged in ravaging across the Severn and were returning: reported as having occurred on 5 August
*The battle of Tettenhall (see ASC, s.a. 911 and Mercian Register, s.a. 910) is here called 'Wodnesfield', which as @Campbell 1962, p. xxxi points out, is confirmed by the Annals of St Neots and 'Florence' of Worcester.
*@Whitelock 1979 points out that Ęthelweard 23 here has fuller information on this battle than the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
Persons associated with this Event:
(Army of the Danes amongst the East Angles (Anonymi 2535)) : Rich with spoil, Anonymi 2538 were crossing to the east side of the River Severn at Bridgnorth. They joined battle on the field at Wednesfield. The Danes (Anonymi 2538) fled.
(Troops of the Mercians and West Saxons who engaged the Danes (Anonymi 2538) at Wednesfield in 910) : Having formed battle order troops of Mercians and West [Saxons] (Anonymi 2576) encountered the Danes (Anonymi 2538) when the latter were crossing the Severn at Bridgnorth. Battle was joined on the field at Wednesfield, where the English (Anonymi 2576) gained the victory.
Locations associated with this Event:
- Wednesfield, field:
now Wednesfield, Staffordshire
- Bridgnorth, bridge:
now Bridgnorth, Shropshire
- Severn, river, east side:
now Severn (Montgomeryshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Somerset), River