Tag Archives: 2014

The Doom of Burhred, 874 A.D. (Flaunden, October 2014)

At which the Vikings and Englisc fought a terrible battle, King Burhred of Mercia fled, the Vikings declared Ceolwulf King of Mercia, and the Heathen Host fractured as King Ivar died and they were torn apart by arguments. The red hand of war gripped Mercia. The Great Army seized and fortified Repton – a direct […]

Posted in DAS Chronicle | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on The Doom of Burhred, 874 A.D. (Flaunden, October 2014)

Before the Battle, 874 A.D. (Murton Park, August 2014)

At which the Vikings and Englisc both prepared for the battle to seal the fate of Mercia, and an introspective Viking leader, Ivar the Boneless, asked the assembled forces exactly what they wanted. The war season, 874. The Viking Great Army gathered at Repton in Mercia, home to the burial crypt of the Mercian kings. […]

Posted in DAS Chronicle | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Before the Battle, 874 A.D. (Murton Park, August 2014)

The Kingslayer, early 874 a.d. (Earleywood, March 2014)

At which a small group of Vikings raided a monastery on the edge of Wessex, and stole the Kingslayer (the sword that killed the Viking King Bagsecg in one of the few battles where Englisc beat the Vikings), to weaken Mercian resolve and enable a prophecy. Early 874. Over the previous decade, the Vikings had […]

Posted in DAS Chronicle | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on The Kingslayer, early 874 a.d. (Earleywood, March 2014)

DAS in 2014/874

The last DAS event of 2013, Flaunden, was set in 872, when the Vikings fell on London and forced the Mercians to make peace. Forces of King Burhred of Mercia and King Alfred of Wessex (the Cilternsaete and the Sumorsaete) were helping rescue refugees streaming out of London, saving them from marauding bands of Vikings […]

Posted in 9th Century History, DAS Chronicle | Also tagged , , Comments Off on DAS in 2014/874