Guthorm's Invasion of Wessex:
Guthorm did indeed have a brilliant plan to capture the kingdom of Wessex. It
involved getting his army closer to the Wessex border and then waiting for help
from a fleet of longships coming from the west. With the King of Wessex and his
army caught between Guthorm's land forces and the Viking longships full to the
gunwales with warriors, English Wessex could be pinched and crushed forever.
Guthorm's first move, the attack on the Wessex border town of Chippenham, got
his plan moving quickly and with a deadly force.