BATTLES OF EAST ANGLIA

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0900

.Map of the Danelaw

The boundaries of the Danelaw, a Danish colony, were established By Truce Once Alfred Of Wessex Had Put An End To Danish Expansion From East Anglia.

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1220

Bytham

Royalists, clearing up after the Barons War, besiege and take this castle.

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1640s

Grantham

English Civil War

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1643

.Winceby

An English Civil War battle involving primarily or exclusively cavalry forces

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Empingham

1470

.Losecote field

The rebellion of Welles is crushed, the rebels flinging off their coats to escape

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Lincoln

1643

Gainsboro

English Civil War; by superior discipline the horse of Cromwell rout those of Cavendish

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Lindsey

1066

Lindsey

Earl Edwin bt Tostig

Norfolk

Thetford

1004

Thetford

Danes (Swein, son of King of Denmark) bt Ulfkell Snilling of Norfolf

Norfolk

4m sse North Walsham,

1381 (Jun?)

North Walsham

Widespread unrest in Norfolk during Wat Tylerís Peasants Revolt was caused by taxation. The rebels gathered at Thetford collecting together men from Brandon and Diss before moving across Breckland towards Norwich where they assembled on Mousehold Heath and then entered the city. They then moved on to Great Yarmouth plundering and burning as they went. Within 2 weeks the uprising was fragmented and largely confined to the north east of the county. The rebellion was quashed in Norfolk a few days later near North Walsham by forces under Bishop Despenser, and the leader Geoffrey Lister was tried and executed.

Norfolk

Thorpe st Andrew

1549

Dussindale

Kett's Rebellion
of over 10,000 men camped on Mousehold Heath just outside Norwich and blockaded the city . During July and August Kett and his men took the city and successfully defended it against the Marquis of Northampton and the Kings army. However the Earl of Warwick with more of the Kingís army and several thousand mercenaries arrived outside Norwich. Fighting continued for many days and after a battle at Dussindale (Thorpe St Andrew). Kett was finally captured. He was executed in the December at Norwich Castle.

Norfolk

Thetford

1010

Ringmere

Either Ringmere, between Thetford & East Wretham, or Rymer 4m s Thetford, Norfolk Danes (Thorkell the Tall & Hemming) bt Ulfkell Snilling of Norfolk

Suffolk

 

0869

Hoxne

Viking victory over the East Anglians

Suffolk

Ipswich

0917

Wiggingamere

Danes repulsed

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