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Dark Ages - Poole harbour - invasion and doorway to Wessex. Viking raid Wareham 10th cent. Danish fleet wrecked off Swanage in storm.

Stephen & Matilda War 1139 - 1154 - Or the Anachy,  Poole harbour used as base by Matilda. 1142 (p37) refers to Malidane Wars (Matilda) – 1142 Robert of Gloucester diverted to Poole harbour with supplies of men and troops landing at Wareham.