Monthly Archives: October 2013

ENGLAND IS BORN ON THE BLOODY FIELD AT BRUNANBURH

The Battle of Brunanburh is largely unknown to all but the most die-hard buffs of Anglo-Saxon or Viking history. But it is a battle that deserves to be remembered. For it was the largest and bloodiest battle fought in Anglo-Saxon England prior … Continue reading

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A MOMENTOUS YEAR: 1066 AND THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS

On the 14th of October, in the year 1066, two determined opponents met on a battlefield in southeastern England. They faced each other near Hastings,  one English, the other Norman. The English were arrayed upon a hill overlooking a shallow valley; and they would doggedly defend this … Continue reading

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