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Unknown Binding, 306 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Blackwell Publishers (first published January 1st 1981)
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The Battle of Maldon is believed to have taken place in 991 AD during reign of Aethelred the Unready. The battle is thought to have taken place by the River Blackwater in Essex and to have involved Anglo Saxon forces led by Byrhtnoth against an invading Viking force led by Olaf Tryggvason of Norway. In the ensuing confrontation between the opposing forces Byrhtnoth and his war band are slain by the invading Viking army. The events of the battle are preserved in numerous Anglo Saxon historical ...more
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Prof. Don Scragg is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures of the University of Manchester.
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