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c.918.

*Edward the Elder and his sister *Æthelfleda, lady of the Mercians, launched a sustained counter‐attack upon Danish‐held territory. In c.918 he stormed a large Danish camp at Tempsford, east of Bedford, killing the leader Guthrum II. Danish resistance in East Anglia crumbled.

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