Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Guthrum

LifeGuthrum (?- c 890).
Danish King.
Leader of the Great Heathen Army King of East Anglia (880-890).
FamilyParents unknown.
EventsMoves into East Anglia from the Danelaw region.
Breaks peace with Alfred and moves into Wessex and attacks him at Chippenham.
Battle of Edington (877).
Converted 878. Takes the name Æthelstan. His sponsor is Alfred the Great.
Treaty of Alfred and Guthrum (886).
Sources: Britannica, Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, PASE.

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