Maldon, Battle of


Maldon, Battle of
(991) Conflict fought between Saxons and victorious Viking raiders.

The battle was commemorated in an Old English heroic poem, which described the war parties aligned on either side of a stream in Essex. It recorded the names of English deserters as well as those who stood fast against the Vikings.

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