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Uploaded on Dec 22, 2008
This is a native language reading of the epic poem, The Battle of Brunanburh, composed in the 10th century and found in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle. It is the sole entry for the year 937 AD and relates the great battle which saw the defeat of a northern alliance of Scots, Strathclyde Britons, Celts and Vikings by the Mercian/West Saxon forces of King Athelstan. A fictional account of this battle is related in the book, The Raven & the Wolf: Blood Oath, by author Christopher Spellman.