Battle of Trans-la-Forêt -

Battle of Trans-la-Forêt

Battle of Trans-la-Fôret

Location of Trans-la-Forêt within Brittany region
Date1 August 939
Result Decisive Breton victory
Commanders and leaders
Alan II
Judicael Berengar
Hugh II of Maine

The Battle of Trans-la-Fôret was fought on 1 August 939 between the occupying Vikings and the Bretons, led by the joint armies of Alan II, Hugh II of Maine, and Judicael Berengar.[1][2][3] Their victory at Trans-la-Forêt freed Brittany of Viking occupation and led to the establishment of the Duchy of Brittany under Alan II, Duke of Brittany.[4]


  1. ^ Kim Hjardar, Vegard Vike.Vikings at War. Casemate Publishers & Book Distributors, LLC, 2016. p 334
  2. ^ Arthur Le Moyne de La Borderie, Barthélemy Pocquet. Première période. De l'an 995 après 1715-1789. Volume 2 de Histoire de Bretagne. J. Floch, 1972. p 397
  3. ^ Marcel Donet. Saint-Médard-sur-Ille: essai monographique. La Ville, 1985. p 215
  4. ^ Henri-Georges Gaignard. Visages de Rance: flâneries à travers les pays malouin et dinannais. Fernand Lanore, 1983. p 100

Categories: French battle stubs | 939 | 930s conflicts | Battles involving the Vikings | Battles involving France | 10th century in France | Military history of Brittany | Viking Age in France

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