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Warspite119 Apr 2023 5:19 p.m. PST

Speculation is growing that the 10th century Battle of Brunanburh site has been found on The Wirral, near to Liverpool.

See: YouTube link

The area is top of the list of potential sites on the Wiki page:


but recent metal detecting has turned up hundreds of period specific objects which would amount to battlefield 'litter' with the archaeological team saying that barely 10 per cent of the site has been searched so far.


35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2023 6:05 p.m. PST

Interesting. The last of Bernard Cornwell's "Saxon Series" just finished on Netflix with this same battle. "Seven Kings Must Die"

His books are much, much better than the Netflix series. Highly recommend his books.

Prince Alberts Revenge20 Apr 2023 9:37 a.m. PST

Peter Marren's Battles of the Dark Ages book looks into different battles I'm dark ages Britain and addresses where their location could have been. They discuss Brunanburh although I can't recall which sites the bring lists as candidates. If you are into wargaming this period, I can't recommend the book enough.

I'd also recommend Martin Hackett's wargaming guide As Told in the Great Hall: The Wargamer's Guide to Dark Age Britain.

forrester20 Apr 2023 1:56 p.m. PST

Id be happy for it to be Bromborough, which I pass through every day on the train.
But I doubt something like this can ever be proven.

Stoppage21 Apr 2023 3:49 a.m. PST

The winner of Brunanburgh:

Athelstan Museum – King Athelstan

Eponymous transport vehicles:

Google – Athelstan Coaches

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2023 4:30 p.m. PST

It seems likely… but actual 'Field' or camp uncertain. High value artifacts 'lost' might seem to indicate 'Field of battle'. Maybe soil not cunducive to survival of burials/cremations, but would have thought there would be some evidence V close by?

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