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948 A.D. - The Danish Invasion
Roger De Hoveden, the 12th. Century Chronicler, states that King Edred's army suffered a defeat from the Danes from York, under Eric. Hoveden states that the Danes "attacked Elred on his retreat at Casterford, as they were about to cross the Aire." Again the venerable Bede states that "The Northumbrians burst out from York and committed great slaughter upon him (Elred) at Casterford."
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