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Fulham 878–79: a new consideration of Viking manoeuvres

Baker, John; Brookes, Stuart


John Baker

Stuart Brookes


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
Keywords Anglo-Saxon Chronicle; Fulham; Viking Camp; hlōþ; military strategy
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