Battle of Brunanburh (BOK)

Peter France

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High in the air the threatening banners fly, And call his eager troops to victory...In 937, a monumental battle took place, uniting England under a single king for the first time. Fresh from his final defeat of the Vikings at York ten years earlier, Athelstan and his brother Edmund faced a combined enemy force, emerging as the victors. Described as the 'greatest single battle in Anglo-Saxon history before the Battle of Hastings' (Alfred Smyth), the Battle of Brunanburh was a bloody assertion of Wessex's dominance in medieval England and a key turning point in British history. Given Brunanburh's significance, it seems incredible that the battle is not better known today. Athelstan emerged from the conflict as the first king of a unified England, setting a precedent for centuries to come. In The Battle of Brunanburh, expert Peter France tells the story of this explosive clash from build-up to aftermath, demonstrating its vital role in the creation of today's Britain, and showcasing compelling new evidence relating to the battle's location.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2030 Forfatter Peter France
Amberley Publishing Local
ISBN 9781445632933
Antall sider 96 Dimensjoner 15cm x 21cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 381 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd

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