244 – Haesten’s Advance




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Summary: “Then came the king’s troops, and routed the enemy, broke down the work, took all that was therein money, women, and children and brought all to London. And all the ships they either broke to pieces, or burned, or brought to London or to Rochester.”<br> That’s what the Chronicle has to say about AEthelred’s siege of Hasten’s fortress at Banfleet. As we spoke about last week, we don’t know how many women and children came with fleet, but it’s clear from the Chronicle that they existed.<br> <a href="https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/show-your-support" rel="payment">Support the Show</a><br>