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Byrhtnoth [Brihtnoth]locked

(d. 991)
  • Richard Abels

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Byrhtnoth [Brihtnoth] (d. 991), magnate and soldier, was the hero of the battle of Maldon. His family origins are obscure, although his wealth, connections, and office imply noble birth. His name appears as Byrhtnoth in the poem The Battle of Maldon, which names ...

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Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
Camden Society
D. Whitelock, D. C. Douglas, & S. I. Tucker, eds. and trans., (1961)