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Fulham 878–79: a new consideration of Viking manoeuvres

Baker, John; Brookes, Stuart

Authors

JOHN BAKER john.baker@nottingham.ac.uk
Associate Professor

Stuart Brookes



Abstract

This paper uses evidence from a variety of disciplines in order to re-evaluate an apparently enigmatic event reported in several early sources – the landing of a Viking force at Fulham in 878. It examines the vocabulary of written accounts of their activities, sets archaeological evidence for a military camp at the site within a wider context, and gives further consideration to the strategic background of that location within a military landscape. These combined approaches, it is argued, allow a more detailed picture of this Viking war-band and its military significance to emerge.

Citation

Baker, J., & Brookes, S. (2012). Fulham 878–79: a new consideration of Viking manoeuvres. Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, 8, https://doi.org/10.1484/J.VMS.1.103193

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 23, 2012
Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Aug 10, 2017
Publicly Available Date Aug 10, 2017
Journal Viking and Medieval Scandinavia
Print ISSN 1782-7183
Electronic ISSN 1782-7183
Publisher Brepols Publishers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
DOI https://doi.org/10.1484/J.VMS.1.103193
Keywords Anglo-Saxon Chronicle; Fulham; Viking Camp; hlōþ; military strategy
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44812
Publisher URL http://www.brepolsonline.net/doi/10.1484/J.VMS.1.103193
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0

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Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0





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