Are you a big fan of Bernard Cornwell and his Saxon Stories now famous for The Last Kingdom tv-series? Here is an interview with the master of battle descriptions, and a link to an older podcast (2018) with him on History Extra.
The battle fought in 871 between the Wessex Saxons and Danes.
Visible defenses that turned into towns.
In the green fields of southern England walked Alfred, king of Wessex.