In this year Aethered, brother of Aethelbryht, succeeded to the kingdom of the West-Saxons; and in the same year came the Great Army into the land of the Angles and established winter-quarters in East Anglia, and there they took horses, and with them they made peace.The Chronicle, for the year 870 (869 by our reckoning):
[Her feng Æþered Æþelbryhtes broþur to Þesseaxna rice; & þy ilcan geare cuom micel here on Angelcynnes lond & wintersetl namon on East-Englum & þær gehorsude wurdon & hie wiþ him friþ namon.]
In this year the host [the Viking army under Ivar] went across Mercia into East Anglia and established winter-quarters at Thetford; and the same winter St. Edmund the king fought against them and the Danes won the victory, and they slew the king and overran the entire kingdom.Back to "The Subject: King Edmund"
[Her rad se here ofer Mierce innan Eastengle & wintersetl namon æt Þeodforda. & þy wintra Eadmund cyning him wiþ feaht, & þa Deniscan sige namon & þone cyning ofslogen & þæt lond all geeodon.]