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The Battle Of Brunanburh

March 4, 2022

We’ve been releasing a short series of tracks where Viking era sounds meet drum and bass beats. The Battle Of Brunanburh is the third single. In April 2022, we will release an album called Drums Of A Dark Age with our series of singles and some extra tracks.

The Battle of Brunanburh was fought in 937 between Æthelstan, King of England, and an alliance of Olaf Guthfrithson, King of Dublin; Constantine II, King of Scotland, and Owain, King of Strathclyde. The battle was one of the most significant battles in the history of the British Isles.

The poem Battle of Brunanburh in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle recounts that there were “never yet as many people killed before this with sword’s edge … since the east Angles and Saxons came up over the broad sea“.

Æthelstan‘s victory preserved the unity of England. The historian Æthelweard wrote around 975 that: “the fields of Britain were consolidated into one, there was peace everywhere, and abundance of all things“.

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