In 878 AD King Alfred the Great's Saxon army fought and defeated Guthrum's Danish Army 'Great Heathen Army' at Edington.
It is possible the the first Westbury White Horse was carved into the chalk hillside to celebrate this victory.
The present White Horse was recreated in the year 1778.
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