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Guthrum surrenders to Alfred

Guthorm (1) is kneeling in front of King Alfred (2). He is offering his sword in surrender.

A priest (3) is holding a Bible. Alfred made Guthorm promise to be a Christian.

The Viking army used to take their families with them when they went to battle. (4)

After the battle Alfred told Guthorm that he and the Vikings could take control of most of Bretland ( England ) as long as Guthorm and the Vikings became Christians and agreed that Alfred be the King of the whole country.

Guthorm agreed and took his army to settle in Mercia. The part of the country that the Vikings lived in was called the Danelaw.

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The darker the  colour, the more Viking settlements.

If you would like to read the FULL story of Guthorm's invasion of Wessex, visit the Viking Network by clicking on the picture below.

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