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  1. Brunanburh, battle of Brunanburhnoun

    a battle in 937 when Athelstan defeated the Scots


  1. battle of brunanburh

    The Battle of Brunanburh was a significant battle fought in 937 AD in Anglo-Saxon England. It is known for being one of the bloodiest and largest battles of the time, representing a major conflict between the Anglo-Saxons, led by King Æthelstan, and an alliance of Vikings, Scots, and Strathclyde Britons. The victory by Æthelstan further asserted his claim to the title of 'King of all Britain.' The exact location of Brunanburh is still uncertain, making it a topic of ongoing debate among historians. It is famously documented in an Old English poem within the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.


  1. Battle of Brunanburh

    The Battle of Brunanburh was an English victory in 937 by the army of Æthelstan, King of England, and his brother Edmund over the combined armies of Olaf III Guthfrithson, the Norse–Gael King of Dublin; Constantine II, King of Scots; and Owen I, King of Strathclyde. Though relatively little known today, it was called "the greatest single battle in Anglo-Saxon history before the Battle of Hastings." Michael Livingston claimed that Brunanburh marks "the moment when Englishness came of age." The site of the battle is not known, though modern scholarship suggests that somewhere in the Wirral Peninsula is likely. Mention of the battle is made in dozens of sources, in Old English, Latin, Irish, Welsh, Icelandic, and Middle English, and there are many later accounts or responses to the battle, including those by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Jorge Luis Borges. A contemporary record of the battle is found in the Old English poem Battle of Brunanburh, preserved in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of battle of Brunanburh in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of battle of Brunanburh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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