Brithnoth: The Battle of Maldon (991 A.D.) - text
Then did Brithnoth begin his men to bestow -
He rode up and counselled them - his soldiers he taught
Then stood forth on the strand and sternly spake
Brithnoth made answer - his buckler he grasped,
Brandished his slender spear - and spoke.
So that they on the river's bank all stood.
Warriors in the war - they did keenly strive
Who with his point first should be able
From fey men to win life.
Brithnoth stirred them!
There stands here a good earl in the midst of his men,
Who will this country ever defend,
The kingdom of Aethelred, mine overlord,
The folk and the ground - but they shall fall,
Sooner shall point and edge reconcile us,
Grim warplay indeed - before we give tribute.
- Mam Tor (The Shivering Mo..
- The March to Maldon
- Brithnoth: The Battle of ..
- Forging the Iron of Engla..
- The Ghost of Heritage
- Defending the Realm
- Guardian of the Herd
- Casting the Runes
- An Englishman's Verse
- 1. A Careworn Heart
- 2. Forsaken In Stone
- 3. Ensigns Of Victory
- 4. Casting the Runes
- 5. A Hostile Fate (The Wayfa..
- 6. The Wayfarer (Part 3: To ..
- 7. The Threnody of Triumph
- 8. A Memorial
- 9. The Glorious Plain
- 10. The Fate of Souls After D..