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Published on Jan 30, 2014
Another brilliant episode about Alfred the Great's grandson, King Athelstan (924-39) from UK historian Michael Wood's legendary 1979-81 BBC TV series 'In Search of the Dark Ages'.
In 934 he led a huge fleet and land army to Scotland to subdue the Scots as far as the rock at Dunnotar.
In 937 he gathered a huge Wessex-Mercian army to face a large alliance of invading Scots/Dublin Norsemen at Brunanburh (unidentified, probably either near Sheffield in the region between Mercia/Northumbia Wood called a ''Dark Age Vietnam'', or the Vale of York) in a ferocious pitched battle, in which the English prevailed.
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