Searching for Brunanburh: The Yorkshire Context of the ‘Great War’ of 937

  title={Searching for Brunanburh: The Yorkshire Context of the ‘Great War’ of 937},
  author={M. Wood},
  journal={Yorkshire Archaeological Journal},
  pages={138 - 159}
  • M. Wood
  • Published 2013
  • Geography
  • Yorkshire Archaeological Journal
  • Abstract The site of the Battle of Brunanburh has long been controversial, but a consensus has grown over the last few years that it should be located in the Wirral. This article sets out to show that the events of the war of 937 must be understood in the context of Northumbrian history in the Viking age, and that the battle probably took place south of York in the main war zone of the second quarter of the tenth century. A new location is proposed near the River Went, whose name it is… CONTINUE READING


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    He is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, and in 2010 received the Historical Association's Medlicott Medal for outstanding services and current contributions to history
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    • 2007
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    Anglo-Saxon Architecture, 1 (Cambridge, 1965), 119; on its history
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