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Brunanburh, battle of

Brunanburh, battle of (brōˈnənbûrg) [key], A.D. 937, a victory won by Athelstan, king of the English, over a coalition of Irish, Scots, and Britons (or Welsh) of Strathclyde. The site of the battle is not known. The battle is celebrated in a poem in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

See translation by D. Whitelock et al. (1962).

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