King Arthur was a defender against Saxon invaders in 537 to 539. There are a lot of different battles that Arthur was in and so valiantly fought in. There are also a lot of debated history of Merlin the wizard and other myths.Alfred the great ruled over England from 871 to 899 The title Great was given to him from his very good sense of leader ship. His leadership was mostly shown when he resisted many attacks from enemy Vikings. Alfreds Father was the king of Wessex and his name was Aethelwulf and he was a Fourth son.Canute the great Conquers England by heading from Wessex north and going to London he takes a army and captures London after a battle at Penselwood in Somerset. Eventually they were forced to write a treaty and and he holds down London till England gives up and he conquers.Harold Godwinson defeats vikings at the battle of Stamford And during the battle about 6000 people died. The Battle of Stamford bridge was between the Vikings and Saxons .William the conqueror wins battle of Hastings By killing Harold from a arrow shot to the eye All of his men retreated after that and after a treaty was signed and William became King at Christmas. At first People fought about William becoming king because they liked Harold a lot because of his leadership.