The poem is one of the emblematic documents of the early middle ages in england and its vibrant detail suggests that it was written soon after the battle but as mark atherton reveals in his authoritative treatment of this iconic text and its history it is more. Buy the hardcover book the battle of maldon by mark atherton at indigoca canadas largest bookstore get free shipping on history books over 25 the battle of maldon along with beowulf and bedes ecclesiastical history of the english people is perhaps the best known text of the anglo saxon age . The battle of maldon is the name given to an old english poem of uncertain date celebrating the real battle of maldon of 991 at which an anglo saxon army failed to repulse a viking raid only 325 lines of the poem are extant both the beginning and the ending are lost. The battle of maldon war and peace in tenth century england by mark atherton click here for the lowest price hardcover 9781784537913 1784537918
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