The Great Heathen army marched north and invaded Northumbria.
866 (1st November)
The city of Jorvik (York) was taken by the Great Heathen Army. The Vikings used it as a base to make raids into Mercia.
867 (21st March)
Aelle made an alliance with his former adversary, Osberht, and together they marched to expel the Vikings from York. They were badly defeated. Osberht was killed during the battle. Aelle was captured and executed, allegedly by being subjected to the blood eagle as revenge for his killing Ragnar Lothbork.
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