The Battle of Maldon (991AD) took place on the shores of the River Blackwater in Essex. There was a heroic stand by the Anglo-Saxons against the Viking invasion which ended in utter defeat for Brithnoth and his men. The battle's progress is related in a famous Anglo-Saxon poem, only part of which survives.
The Maldon coat of arms
Brithnoth's statue outside the church

This site also contains a commentary, a translation of the poem, a map, and images of the battle-ground as it is today. 

There are also currently about thirty links to other relevant international sites to assist researchers to find further information.

Note the addition of material on Brithnoth's tomb at Ely, the JRR Tolkien connection, and the recent statue of Brithnoth in Maldon.

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