319 – The Battle of Maldon

Battles don’t appear out of thin air, not even in honor cultures. There’s a reason, a context, that develops long before soldiers or warriors enter a field prepared to do violence. And the Battle of Maldon comes with a lot of context.

We left off in 988… and on that year, Archbishop Dunstan, who had been on the forefront of some pretty momentous changes in both ecclesiastical and secular English life, had died.

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  1. Again !?!? ??? did anybody ever check the Anglo Saxon DNA for stupidity ?? How many times can the same people trick before you learn your lesson !?

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