The Battle of Maldon (10th August 991) and the Beginning of the End of Anglo-Saxon England
with Dr Sam Newton
at the Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||England and Denmark in the late 10th Century|
|11.45||The Opening of the Battle|
|14:00||The Last Stand of General Byrhtnoth & his men|
Sam Newton was awarded his Ph.D. in 1991 and is the author of The Origins of Beowulf and the pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia (1993) and The Reckoning of King Rædwald (2003). He has lectured widely around the country as an independent scholar and has contributed to many radio and television programmes. He is also a Director of Wuffing Education, NADFAS lecturer, and Time Team historian.
Alexander, M., The First Poems in English (Penguin Classics 2008).
Backhouse, J. (ed.), The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art (British Museum 1984).
Bengtsson, Frans G., The Long Ships, trans. M.Meyer (London 1954, 1956).
Cooper, J., The Battle of Maldon: Fiction and Fact (Hambledon 1993).
Gordon, E.V., The Battle of Maldon (London, 1968).
Hart, C., The Danelaw (Hambledon 1992), pp.533-551.
Jones, G., A History of the Vikings (2nd ed., Oxford 1984).
Magnusson, Magnus, The Vikings (rev.ed. Tempus 2000).
Mitchell, B., & F.Robinson (eds), A Guide to Old English (Blackwell 1986, etc.).
Scragg, D. (ed.), The Battle of Maldon AD991 (Blackwell 1991).
Scragg, D., The Return of the Vikings: The Battle of Maldon 991 (Tempus 2006).
Swanton, M. (ed.), The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (Dent 1996; Phoenix 2000).
Tolkien, J.R.R., “The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son” Tree and Leaf (Harper Collins 2001), pp. 121-150.
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