Battle of Rochester

The Battle of Rochester[1][2] was an armed conflict between the Anglo-Saxons, under the command of Alfred the Great, and the Norse Viking invaders. The Vikings entered at Medway and attacked Rochester, but were unable to seize the town due to strong resistance. Alfred arrived with an army, which forced some of the Vikings to retreat back to their ships and sail for Francia, while another group of Vikings stayed behind and came to terms with the King.[3]

Siege of Rochester
Part of the Viking invasions of England
Date885 AD
Result Anglo-Saxon victory
Anglo-Saxons Danish Vikings
Commanders and leaders
King Alfred Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown


  1. ^ "King Alfred the Great 849 - 899 Timeline". Totally Timelines. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Medieval and Middle Ages History Timelines - Timeline 875 .. 899". Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Historic England Research Records: Siege Of Rochester 885". Heritage Gateway. Retrieved 5 November 2020.