(c. 921—991) magnate and soldier

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(d. 991) Thegn of Æthelred II and hero and leader of the AS forces in a battle against Viking invaders at Maldon. He was killed there and is commemorated in an OE poem named after the battle.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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