Battle of Soissons 923
In the year 923, the Battle of Soissons was fought between King Charles the Simple…
In the year 923, the Battle of Soissons was fought between King Charles the Simple and Duke Robert I of Normandy.
The battle resulted in a Norman victory and Charles’ capture.
The conflict began when Charles attempted to assert his authority over Normandy, which had been left to Robert by his father, Rollo. In response, Robert invaded France with an army of Normans and Vikings. The two forces met at Soissons in northern France on June 23, 923.
The Normans were victorious, thanks in part to their use of cavalry. After the battle, Charles was taken prisoner and spent the next three years in captivity before being released in exchange for a ransom.
This victory solidified Norman control over northern France and would lead to further conquests by the Normans in England and Italy.
The Battle of Soissons was a battle fought in 923 between the Kingdom of France and an alliance of Viking raiders and their local allies.
The battle was a victory for the French, and resulted in the expulsion of the Vikings from the area.
The battle took place near the city of Soissons in northern France. The French army, led by King Charles the Simple, was outnumbered by the Viking invaders. The Vikings had succeeded in defeating several French armies in the previous years, and were confident of victory.
The French army attacked the Viking camp at dawn, taking the Vikings by surprise. The Vikings were quickly defeated, and their camp was looted by the French soldiers. Many of the Vikings were killed, and the rest were forced to flee.
This battle was a turning point in the war between the French and the Vikings. The French were now able to drive the Vikings out of their territory, and the Vikings would never again be able to mount a successful invasion of France.