Wirral's Hidden History Revealed

Wirral Archaeology

The Battle of Nectansmere

Nectansmere or the battle of Dunnichen Moss is a little-known battle, especially south of the Scottish borders, but when studied it is clear that it played both an important part in deciding as to who would rule Northern Britain and as to which form of Christianity would hold sway over the region. The church of Rome or that of the Celtic church.

The Battle Of Maserfield

The Battle of Maserfield. 5th of August 641 (642) Northumbria Clashed with Mercia.
The various clashes between the early Kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England were just as ferocious as those that would be fought against the later Viking incursions which began in the late 8th century.

Saxon shore forts

The Saxon Shore Forts
By the mid third century, the Roman Empire was facing major economic and military issues. The response in Britain to military threats from Germanic raiders was to build a series of fortresses along the Eastern coast.

The Battle of Tettenhall

The battle of Tettenhall (also called the battle of Wodnesfeld) was fought on the 5th of August 910 AD, in an area which is now a suburb of modern- day Wolverhampton. It’s a battle that is little known to most people yet it was one of the most significant battles ever fought between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.

The Case for the Dingesmere

A salient and critical factor in discovering the site of the battle of Brunanburh will be the identification of the Dingesmere, a formidable area of marshland which played a significant factor in the escape of the surviving Norse, Scottish and British of Strathclyde following their defeat in the battle.


The battle of Northam took place between the north Devon villages of Appledore and Northam in 1069. Two sons of Harold Godwinson, the English King killed at Hastings on the 14th of October 1066, namely Godwin and Edmund, returned to England with the intent of initiating an Anglo-Saxon rebellion to overthrow the Norman King, William.