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Fulham 878–79: a new consideration of Viking manoeuvres

Baker, John; Brookes, Stuart

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John Baker

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012
Journal Viking and Medieval Scandinavia
Print ISSN 1782-7183
Electronic ISSN 1782-7183
Publisher Brepols Publishers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
APA6 Citation Baker, J., & Brookes, S. (2012). Fulham 878–79: a new consideration of Viking manoeuvres. Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, 8, doi:10.1484/J.VMS.1.103193
DOI https://doi.org/10.1484/J.VMS.1.103193
Keywords Anglo-Saxon Chronicle; Fulham; Viking Camp; hlōþ; military strategy
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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