Battle of Stamford (918)

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Battle of Stamford
Part of the Viking invasions of England
DateMay 918
Result Anglo-Saxon victory
Anglo-Saxons Danelaw Vikings
Commanders and leaders
King Edward Unknown
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Second Battle of Stamford occurred when King Edward assaulted Stamford in late May 918. It soon fell to his army of Wessex. Later that year, Edward built a second burh on the south side of the River Welland. The ramparts of the northern burh may have been approximately 3100 ft (c. 750 hides) from Roffe, and the Edwardian burh around 2700 ft (c. 650 hides).[1]

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  1. ^ Roffe: Stamford Origins. Retrieved on 15 January 2008.