Battle of Maldon


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a battle in which the Danes defeated the Saxons in 991

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Echoes of the Battle of Maldon abound in English and indeed in British history: from the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854 during the Crimean War to the death of General Gordon when Khartoum in the Sudan fell to the Mahdi's forces in 1885; and from the Retreat from Mons in 1914 to the Evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940.
Bowman's recent article "Refining the Gold: Tolkien, The Battle of Maldon, and the Northern Theory of Courage.
In order to best illuminate the influential place The Battle of Maldon holds in the dialogic structure of the final four Books of The Lord of the Rings, I begin with a reading of "The Homecoming" before moving to a discussion of The Lord of the Rings.
Swearing "by the Cross"--and this is as strong a claim of sincerity as one can expect to find--he asserts that he loved Beorhtnoth as much as any lord who supported him in battle, and that a poor freeman could prove "more tough when tested than titled earls / who count back their kin to kings ere Woden" (8) an assertion that we will find to be completely justifiable when we turn to "The Battle of Maldon.
He'll slink no more," the "boast" that Torhthelm calls out to announce his victory to Tidwald is hardly a heroic promise of the kind we will hear when we turn to analysis of the language of "The Battle of Maldon.
Are we really to believe that the poet of The Battle of Maldon when he wrote the verse gedon hoefde (197b) thought of the prefix as a separate function word despite the great multiplicity of prefixed disyllabic words of iambic structure in contemporary prose?
The texts listed in the bibliography are what the book is about: Old High German, Hildebrandslied and Ludwigslied; Middle High German, Herzog Ernst, Rolandslied by the Pfaffe Konrad, Nibelungenlied and Diu Klage, Kudrun, and Heinrich von Kempten by Konrad von Wurzburg; Old Saxon, Heliand; Anglo-Saxon, Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, Deor, Guthlac (we are told, p.
This moment of two parties separated by a narrow bridge of course brings to mind the Anglo-Saxon "The Battle of Maldon," the poem that recounts in sometimes tragic, sometimes heroic language the events at Maldon in AD 991, when an English force led by ealdorman Byrhtnoth fought--and lost to--a party of Vikings.
According to the poem "The Battle of Maldon," a force of Vikings occupied Northey Isle in the estuary of the river Blackwater along the southeast coast of England.
Furthermore, the evidence of stylistic analysis suggested a chronology at odds with the historical one: the very loose, or 'decadent', style of The Metres of Boethius (dated to the last decade of the ninth century) seemed to place it later than the tight, or 'correct', style of The Battle of Brunanburh (post-937), which, in turn, would seem to be a lot more than a mere sixty years earlier than The Battle of Maldon (post-991), a poem well known to contain departures from the 'classical' rules, though not as many or as major as in the Metres.
Tolkien's "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son" reads as though Tolkien was imagining himself channelling the missing lines of the fragmentary "The Battle of Maldon.
Tolkien tends to view Beowulf, "The Battle of Maldon," and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as three works from different ages that each examine in-depth the notions of heroism and chivalry.
Tribute to the men who died in the Battle of Maldon in 991 is indirectly the theme of every work that comes out on the eponymous poem.
Based on the fragmentary Old English poem The Battle of Maldon, it tells the brief tale of the events occurring after the famous defeat for which the Old English poem is named.
Other chapters are misleadingly titled: Scragg's |The nature of Old English verse' is essentially on the rhythm of two passages of Beowulf, O'Keeffe's |Heroic values and Christian ethics' concentrates almost entirely on the story of Cynewulf and Cyneheard and The Battle of Maldon.