Battle of Tettenhall

Battle of Tettenhall
Part of the Viking invasions of England
Date5 August 910
Location
ResultAnglo-Saxon victory
Belligerents
Danelaw VikingsMercia, Wessex
Commanders and leaders
Eowils  
Halfdan  
Ingwær  
Not known
Casualties and losses
Heavy, in the thousandsUnknown

The Battle of Tettenhall (sometimes called the Battle of Wednesfield or Wōdnesfeld) took place, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, near Tettenhall on 5 August 910. The allied forces of Mercia and Wessex met an army of Northumbrian Vikings in Mercia.

Background

After successful raids by Danish Vikings, significant parts of North-Eastern England, formerly Northumbria, were under their control. Danish attacks into central England had been resisted and effectively reduced by Alfred the Great, to the point where his son, King Edward of Wessex, could launch offensive attacks against the foreigners. Edward was allied with the Mercians under his sister Æthelflæd, and their combined forces were formidable. The allies launched a five-week campaign against Lindsey in 909, and successfully captured the relics of Saint Oswald of Northumbria.

Other Languages
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bitka kod Tettenhalla