The Sections of the Poem

Viking helmet


  1. Brithnoth Decides to Fight

  2. Brithnoth Prepares his Array

  3. The Vikings Parley

  4. The Tide Delays the Fighting

  5. Brithnoth Sets a Guard over the Ford

  6. The Vikings are Baulked

  7. Brithnoth Allows the Vikings to Cross

  8. The Battle is Joined

  9. The Essex Men Stand Fast

  10. A Viking Attacks Brithnoth

  11. A Second Viking Wounds Brithnoth

  12. Brithnoth's Dying Words

  13. Godric Begins the Fight

  14. Many Continue the Battle

  15. The Last Stand of the Thanes

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