It was on the 6th May in 879 that Alfred's forces faced those of the Vikings in Wiltshire.
Wessex was left. Alfred's battle at Edington took place between the 6th and the 12th May in 879 was fought on the side
of a double ditched iron age hill fort, against an uncoordinated band of Vikings under its leader Guthrum, is not
often remembered. Forgotten too is that he persuaded Guthrum to convert to Christianity.