An entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the year 905AD, around the time of Aethelwold's Revolt:
Original Old English
Her cometa æteowde .xiii. Kalendas Nouembris. Her gelædde Aþelwold þone here on Eastenglum to unfriðe, þæt hi gehergodon ofer eall Myrcna land oð hi comon to Creoccgelade, foron þær ofer Temese, namon ægþær on Brædene ge þæronbutan eall þæt hi gehentan meahton, wendon þa east hamweard. Þa for Eadweard cyning æfter, swa he raðost mihte his fyrd gegaderian, oferhergode eall hyra land betweoh dicum Wusan eall oð fennas norð. Þa he eft þanon faran wolde, þa het heo beodon ofer ealle þa fyrd þæt hi foron ealle ut ætsomne. Þa ætsæton þa Centiscan þær beæftan ofer his bebod, .vii. ærendracan he him hæfde to asend. Þa befor se here hi þær, hi ðær gefuhton, þær wearð Siulf ealdorman ofslægen, Sihelm ealdorman, Eadwold cynges þeng, Kenulf abbod, Sigebryht Siulfes sunu, Eadwold Accan sunu, manige eac to him, þeah ic þa geþungenestan nemde. on þæra Deniscena healfe wæs ofslægen Eoric cyning, Aþelwold æþeling, þe hi him to cyninge gecurum, Beorhtsige Beorhtnoðes sunu æþelinges, Ysopo hold, Oskytel hold, swiðe mænige eac mid him, þe we nu genemnan ne magon. þær wæs on gehwæðere hand mycel wæl geslægen, þæra Deniscna wearð ma ofslægen, þeah hi wælst owe geweald ahton. Ealhswyð gefor þy ilcan geare.
Modern English Translation
A comet appeared on the thirteenth day before the calends of November. This year Aethelwald enticed the army in East Anglia to rebellion; so that they overran all the land of Mercia, until they came to Cricklade, where they forded the Thames; and having seized, either in Bradon or thereabout, all that they could lay their hands upon, they went homeward again. King Edward (the Elder, King of Wessex) went after, as soon as he could gather his army, and overran all their land between the Foss and the Ouse quite to the fens northward. Then being desirous of returning thence, he issued an order through the whole army, that they should all go out at once. But the Kentish men remained behind, contrary to his order, though he had sent seven messengers to them. Whereupon the army surrounded them, and there they fought. There fell Aldermen Siwulf and Sigelm; Aedwold, the king's thane; Abbot Kenwulf; Sigebriht, the son of Siwulf; Aedwald, the son of Acca; and many also with them; though I have named the most considerable. On the Danish side were slain Eohric their king, and Prince Aethelwald, who had enticed them to the war. Byrtsige, the son of Prince Brihtnoth; Governor Ysop; Governor Oskytel; and very many also with them that we now cannot name. And there was on either hand much slaughter made; but of the Danes there were more slain, though they remained masters of the field. Aelswitha died this same year.
Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 20 March 2013 - 07:20 PM.
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Helen of Annoy, on 17 March 2013 - 07:41 PM, said:
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Well, we can’t have it all...
So, in 887 12 Venetian ships came to Croatian side of Adriatic to discipline Neretvan Croats, to please Charles III the Fat with whom they made alliance. After initial promising successful sinking of 5 Croatian ships, Croats struck back, Venetians lost the battle, all their ships, and their doge Peter too. Venetians had to steal his dead body because Neretvans were not in negotiating mood.
The battle was over on September 18th, that is commemorated today in Croatia as the day of Croatian navy.
Great post. However Venetian republics cunning politic, hegemony, diplomacy later took most of Croatian coast. Even with help of crusaders (4th crusade) when Venetians and Crusaders attacked Zara todays Zadar, Croatia.
Well I like Venetian republic. There are many legends which circles around Croats which are not true such as that their capital was built on Motovun forset.
And I dont blame Venetians either.
Who wouldnt try to took piece for yourself?
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Edited by the L, 20 March 2013 - 09:17 PM.
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This year the army in Northumberland broke the truce,
and despised every right that Edward and his son demanded of
them; and plundered the land of the Mercians. The king had
gathered together about a hundred ships, and was then in Kent
while the ships were sailing along sea by the south-east to meet
him. The army therefore supposed that the greatest part of his
force was in the ships, and that they might go, without being
attacked, where that ever they would. When the king learned on
enquiry that they were gone out on plunder, he sent his army both
from Wessex and Mercia; and they came up with the rear of the
enemy as he was on his way homeward, and there fought with him
and put him to flight, and slew many thousands of his men. There
fell King Eowils, and King Healfden; Earls Ohter and Scurf;
Governors Agmund, Othulf, and Benesing; Anlaf the Swarthy, and
Governor Thunferth every right that Edward and his son demanded of
them; and plundered the land of the Mercians.
Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 21 March 2013 - 11:57 AM.
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