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Battle of Ashingdon (1016)

The Battle of Ashingdon (or Assandun) took place in 1016. The Danes under leadership of Canute the Great decisively defeated the English led by King Edmund II Ironside who was forced to accept the division of England into two kingdoms. Canute the Great became ruler of all England except for Wessex which remained under Edward’s control. However, Canute the Great became ruler of all England after Edward’s death two years later.

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