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Michael Wood - as seen on tv, and now in the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal!

Viewers who have been following the programmes on BBC4 on the Anglo-Saxons by historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will want to know that you can also read his latest article in the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal.

The subject is the vexed question of the actual location of the Battle of Brunanburh. This key conflict - the ‘birthplace of Englishness’ - between the Anglo-Saxons and an invading Scottish and Irish-Scandinavian army took place in 937. But where?

Here, Michael Wood puts forward a new theory in 25 pages, placing the site of the battle on the River Went, and not on the Wirral. ‘Searching for Brunanburh: The Yorkshire Context of the ‘Great War’ of 937’. Remember! You read it in the YAJ first!