Definition of Brunanburh
1. Noun. A battle in 937 when Athelstan defeated the Scots.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: Scotland
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Literary usage of Brunanburh
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ballads and Other Poems by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson (1880)
"BATTLE OF brunanburh. Constantinus, King of the Scots, after having sworn allegiance to Athelstan, allied himself with the Danes of Ireland under ..."
2. The World's Progress: With Illustrative Texts from Masterpieces of Egyptian by Delphian Society, Ida Ethelwyn Wing (1911)
"THIS account of the battle of brunanburh, AD 937, is modernized from one of the ... But these allies were completely defeated at brunanburh, and the victory ..."
3. History of England by Edith Thompson (1874)
"... '^eldest son of Edward, is famous for his victory in 937 at brunanburh, ... All that is known of the position of brunanburh is that it was north of ..."
4. History of Scotland by Peter Hume Brown (1899)
"Constantin, that "hoary war- man," as he is called in the Song of the Fight of brunanburh, did not wait till death should release him from the weight of ..."
5. History of the Norwegian People by Knut Gjerset (1915)
""THE BATTLE OF brunanburh" " Here King ... life-long glory gained in battle with the edge of the sword by brunanburh. They split the shield wall, ..."
6. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1888)
"... prose record for the first Battle of time gives place to verse in chronicling the brunanburh. famous batt]e fought at brunanburh in Northum- the ..."