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Tango0106 Dec 2018 3:46 p.m. PST

…the ‘Great War' of 937.

"The Battle of Brunanburh, the defeat of a Scottish and Hiberno-Scandinavian invasion by the English in 937, ‘has a distinctive place in the events that made for the ultimate unity of England' as Sir Frank Stenton put it. It is commemorated in numerous British and Irish sources, and after the Norman Conquest, the battle became the stuff of legend in chronicles, sagas, hagiography and folk tales. The location of Brunanburh, however, is still an unsolved mystery. For the last 300 years or more, antiquarians and historians have puzzled over the question. Over thirty sites have been suggested, but none has passed rigorous scrutiny, let alone gained general acceptance…."
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