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The first battle of the campaign of revenge against King Aelle. It was fought near York.

The Great Heathen Army, having set sail from Kattegat, arrives on Northumbrian shores. Bishop Unwan and King Aelle set off to meet them immediately, with an army numbering a few hundred , they form battle lines on the top of a hill to stop the Viking forces and to have an advantage . King Aelle is convinced that his army will rapidly dispose of the Norsemen as he sees what looks like a few dozen of warriors. However, thousands of Vikings emerge from behind the hills and regroup, forming a massive and astonishing invading force, much to the surprise of King Aelle. Led by Bjorn, the Danes charge and quickly overrun the Northumbrian forces by sheer power.