battle of Hingston Down

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For decades the Britons of Cornwall (Dumnonia) had been resisting the growing pressure of Wessex. In 838 they joined with a Viking force, possibly from Ireland, but were defeated at Hingston Down, between Callington and the Tamar, by Egbert. Cornwall was then incorporated into the Wessex empire.

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

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