battle of Brunanburh

noun
a battle in 937 when Athelstan defeated the Scots
Syn: ↑Brunanburh
Regions: ↑Scotland
Instance Hypernyms: ↑pitched battle

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  • Battle of Brunanburh — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Brunanburh caption= partof= date=937 place=Unknown: various sites in northern England, Axminster, Devon or southern Scotland suggested. result=West Saxon victory combatant1=West Saxons… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Brunanburh, The — (10th century)    The Battle of Brunanburh is an OLD ENGLISH poem of 73 lines celebrating the great victory of Athaelstan, king of Wessex (and grandson of ALFRED THE GREAT), with his brother Edmund, over the combined forces of Olaf Guthfitharson …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Battle of Brunanburh, The — ▪ Old English poem Brunanburh also spelled  Brunnanburh        Old English poem of 73 lines included in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle under the year 937. It relates the victory of the Saxon king Athelstan over the allied Norse, Scots, and Strathclyde …   Universalium

  • Brunanburh — noun a battle in 937 when Athelstan defeated the Scots • Syn: ↑battle of Brunanburh • Regions: ↑Scotland • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pitched battle …   Useful english dictionary

  • battle — Synonyms and related words: Actium, Adrianople, Aegates Isles, Aegospotami, Agincourt, Antietam, Anzio, Arbela Gaugamela, Ardennes, Austerlitz, Ayacucho, Balaclava, Bannockburn, Bataan Corregidor, Bismarck Sea, Blenheim, Bosworth Field, Bouvines …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pitched battle — noun a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place • Hypernyms: ↑battle, ↑conflict, ↑fight, ↑engagement • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Agincourt, ↑Austerlitz, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bataille de Brunanburh — Informations générales Date 937 Lieu Inconnu ; nord de l Angleterre ou sud de l Écosse Issue Victoire des Saxons de l Ouest Belligérants …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Medieval warfare — Battle of Crécy (1346) between the English and French in the Hundred Years War. Warfare …   Wikipedia

  • Constantine II of Scotland — Constantine II King of Alba Reign 900–943 Predecessor Donald II Successor Malcolm I …   Wikipedia

  • Athelstan of England — Infobox British Royalty|Monarch name = Athelstan title = King of the English imagesize = 250px caption = The tomb of King Athelstan in Malmesbury Abbey rank = 9th reign = August 2,924 (or 925 [http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic… …   Wikipedia

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