In 991 Saxon Ealderman Byrhtnoth made a lucky guess that cost him his life

Howe, Steve
December 2005
Military History;Dec2005, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p18
The article details the events that led to the Battle of Malden in Great Britain on August 11, 991. In the battle, the Anglo-Saxon got a chance to engage Viking riders in an open battle, because their leader, Ealderman Byrhtnoth, permitted the enemy to cross a causeway for a pitched settling of their differences and the Viking leader, Olav Tryggvason, accepted the invitation.


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