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battle of Dyrham


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The Anglo‐Saxon Chronicle recorded that at Dyrham, east of Bristol, Ceawlin, king of Wessex, defeated and killed three British kings, and went on to occupy Bath, Cirencester, and Gloucester. There is little doubt that this was a major victory in the Saxon advance.

Subjects: British History — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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