Episford

Ailesford, Aylesford, Epsford


The Saxon name for the location known by the Britons as Rhyd yr afael, a ford where King Vortigernís son, Vortimer, defeated Hengistís Saxon armies in his second such battle.

Hengistís brother, Horsa, died in the battle, as did Vortigernís son Catigern.

This battle is analogous to the one that the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle claims was fought at ∆gelsthrep in 455.