Guthorm's Invasion of Wessex:
Guthorm's Plan

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.


- 14. august 2004 -