Brunanburh


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a battle in 937 when Athelstan defeated the Scots

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They clashed at Brunanburh which most historians are now convinced is present day Bromborough.
Suffice it to say that--in the opinion of this reviewer-- he manages to convey the rhythmic and alliterative effects of the original by a general recourse to three or four full meaning words per line and the use of enjambment to avoid the deferring effect of Spanish syntax, as in lines 81-86 of Brunanburh, where the beasts of battle are depicted:
John Dodgson makes an excellent, though not watertight, case for the identification of Brunanburh (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, annal 937), site of the famous victory of the English over a Norse army, with Bromborough in Cheshire.
Battle of Brunanburh, The , Brunanburh also spelled Brunnanburh.
The Old English section of the book does present a few problems, not in the selection of texts where we move from the glosses to the Vespasian Psalter to the Battle of Maldon (covering the Lindisfarne Gospel, Alfred, AElfric, Caedmon, and the Battle of Brunanburh in the process), but perhaps rather in the accompanying translations which are provided for these texts.
Vikings Experts believe the famous 937 AD conflict the Battle of Brunanburh - described as the greatest single battle in Anglo-Saxon history - may have taken place on what is now Brackenwood Golf Club in Bebington.
As Borges's note in the volume indicates, the speaker is a Saxon soldier who fought in the battle that established England as an Anglo-Saxon nation, the Battle of Brunanburh between the kingdom of Wessex (the West-Saxons under King Athelstan) and a coalition of Danes, Scottish Celts and Scandinavian troops lead by the Viking Olaf, ruler of Norse Dublin.
Alfred Tennyson's version of the tenth-century Anglo-Saxon Battle of Brunanburh is in general an interesting exception to this rule, praised in its own day and in ours as a faithful, sensitive, even eloquent recreation of its source.
In recent years the claims of the Wirral as the site of the long-lost battlefield of Brunanburh have received much attention but this identification may be misplaced.
De la Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Annals 755, 855-78 and The Reign of Aethelstan and The Battle of Brunanburh.
As the Chief Editor, Geoffrey Harlow, rightly comments, the word 'minor' is unfortunate, and the words 'seminal' and 'essential' are offered as more appropriate labels for such works as Caedmon's Hymn, Maldon, Finnsburh, and Brunanburh.
There have also been treasure hoards and weaponry found in the area, and there is compelling evidence that one of the most important battles of the era - the Battle of Brunanburh in 937 - actually took place in what we now know as Bromborough.
I READ this week that an expert in Viking history, Professor Harding of Nottingham University, has brought new arguments to prove that the battle of Brunanburh in AD937 in fact took place on what is now Brackenwood golf course in Wirral, Brunanburh perhaps being an old name for nearby Bromborough.
These include the Five Pieces of Runic Poetry published in 1763 and Percy's previously unpublished draft translations of certain fragments of skaldic verse, including verses from Vellekla, one of the most difficult of all skaldic poems, and his version of parts of the Battle of Brunanburh.
I think that setting out the verse as if prose, but with line numbers is a satisfactory way of dealing with it for the purposes of this series; thus Brunanburh is arranged by Cubbin but not the shorter poems.