By Ryan Lavelle
The defence of the 9th-century country of Wessex less than King Alfred opposed to the 'Great Viking military' is among the significant army achievements of Early Medieval heritage. whereas the guerrilla battle within the Somerset marshes and the conflict of Edington are attribute of Alfred's army skills, his definitive actual success was once a sequence of a few 30 well-structured fortifications (known as burhs) around the nation. lots of those fortifications live to tell the tale to today and a few have been even bolstered to face as much as German tanks within the anticipated invasion of 1940. This identify describes their beginnings within the turbulent early years of Alfred’s reign in addition to their next improvement and use.
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Fortifications In Wessex C. 800-1066 by Ryan Lavelle