TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Howe, Steve
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Military History;Dec2005, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
18971296

 

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