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Battle of Whinmoor – Christians vs. Pagans

City left in the Dark about its only battle. 1,350th anniversary of clash at Whinmoor goes unmarked.
By Howard Williamson

IT came and went and no one noticed ““ the anniversary of the only battle fought on Leeds soil. It is 1,350 years since Christians and Pagans clashed on farmland off Thorner Lane ““ back in the Dark Ages. The site is actually within the ward of Whinmoor and the conflict itself is known as the Battle of Whinmoor.

Only historians like John Gilleghan of Selby road, Whitkirk, know about the date ““ Sunday, November 15, 655 ““ because there is no memorial on site. Some historians have called it a fight between Christianity and Paganism which the Christians won but John reckons it was simply a less spiritual battle over land.

Read the original article at: Leeds Today

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