The Battle of Brunanburh

A praise poem in honor, ostensibly, of Æthelstan’s great victory at Brunanburh, but also of the heirs of Edward who are said to have accompanied him there.  The English delivere a crushing blow to the Scotts and Vikings and kill many kings and earls, who are then eaten by the Beasts of Battle.  It was the greatest victory, according to the poem, since the Angles and Saxons came up into England and conquered the Welsh.

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