Fulham 878–79: a new consideration of Viking manoeuvres

Baker, John and Brookes, Stuart (2012) Fulham 878–79: a new consideration of Viking manoeuvres. Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, 8 . pp. 23-52. ISSN 1782-7183

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anglo-Saxon Chronicle; Fulham; Viking Camp; hlōþ; military strategy
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of English
Identification Number: 10.1484/J.VMS.1.103193
Depositing User: Sanchez-Davies, Jennifer
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 14:32
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 07:22
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44812

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