Monument record MYO5059 - Battle of York 866

Summary

The site of the Battle of York is located in the City of York. The battle was fought in 866 as the result of Viking raids on England. York was captured by a Viking raiding army who were then attacked by the Northumbrians. The latter were defeated and lost both of their kings.

Location

Grid reference SE 6028 5225 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

The site of the Battle of York is located in the City of York. The battle was fought in 866 as the result of Viking raids on England. York was captured by a Viking raiding army who were then attacked by the Northumbrians. The latter were defeated and lost both of their kings. (1)

The National Grid Reference for the area of the battle is: SE6028652224 (2)

1 English Battlefields: 500 Battlefields that Shaped English History 2004 Rayner, Michael 391
2 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) 1:1250, 2008

NMR related event - NHPP Battlefields Project - Project to audit English Heritage holdings on pre-16th century battlefields. http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/index.asp

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Record last edited

Jun 30 2020 9:49AM

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