869 - The vikings became stronger

The death of Holy Edmund - Anglo-Saxon drawing
The viking army invaded East Anglia again, where many monasteries was burned and looted. The king of East Anglia, Edmund was according to a christian legend tied to a tree and killed with arrows. New forces arrived and the army was commanded by 5 kings and 5 earls. Halvdan was mentioned as a king, and Ivar and Ubbe among the earls. A winter camp was made in Thetford.

Norwegian Vikings suffered a defeat against Conor, king of Connaught, near Drogheda. 
Mael Brigte mac Spelain died after he had become a peaceful cleric.
Alphonse de Neuvill 1875 Viking raid