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Brunanburh


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A poem in Old English, included in four manuscripts of the Anglo‐Saxon Chronicle under the year 937, dealing with the battle fought in that year at Brunanburh between the English under Athelstan, the grandson of Alfred, and the Danes under Anlaf from Dublin, supported by the Scots led by Constantine II and the Welsh. The poem is a triumphant celebration of the deeds of Athelstan and his brother and successor Edmund. Tennyson wrote a verse translation (Ballads and Other Poems, 1880).

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