Haesten sentence example
- The Danes, finding their position on the continent becoming more and more precarious, crossed to England in two divisions, amounting in the aggregate to 330 sail, and entrenched themselves, the larger body at Appledore and the lesser under Haesten at Milton in Kent.
- While he was negotiating with Haesten the Danes at Appledore broke out and struck north-westwards, but were overtaken by Alfred's eldest son, Edward, and defeated in a general engagement at Farnham, and driven to take refuge in Thorney Island in the Hertfordshire Colne, where they were blockaded and ultimately compelled to submit.
- They then fell back on Essex, and after suffering another defeat at Benfleet coalesced with Haesten's force at Shoebury.
- Meanwhile the force under Haesten set out to march up the Thames valley, possibly with the idea of assisting their friends in the west.