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The Battle of Brunanburh AD 937 #845941
27th Dec 2013 8:47am
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Re: The Battle of Brunanburh AD 937 [Re: Moonstar] #846280
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That will be very interesting Moonstar, thanks for letting us know.

p.s. love your avatar smile

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3pm on Radio 4, I just looked - 'Making History', a new series. I'll be interested to see what they have to say about that! I'd like it to be Bromborough, naturally...

Re: The Battle of Brunanburh AD 937 [Re: Moonstar] #846341
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Here's a direct link on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03mfwjv

It won't become active until after the show has been aired.

Re: The Battle of Brunanburh AD 937 [Re: Moonstar] #846962
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Thanks for advertising this. The professor mentioned in your link says he noticed Thingwall and Brunburgh on the same ancient map. I wonder if it was this one from Speed in the 16th century? I was struck by the same juxtaposition when I first saw this map.

I've often heard tell of Red Hill Road acquiring the name from blood trails, but it is the location of Storeton Ridge which I find most significant. Neither the Saxons nor Vikings and allies deeployed cavalry on a significant scale, so a ridge with a fine view over the heart of Wirral would be a good place to deploy a defensive formation. The ridge has Saxon lands to its rear and Danish settlements (presumably acquiescent to Viking landings) to its front. It would seem to be a natural place for an invader to land and to be met by a native army. The Saxons tribes had rarely combined before this, and they may have needed some persuading; Wirral is a more convenient focus for concentration that other suggested sites such as Northhumbria.

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Storeton Ridge certainly has a feeling of ancient events when you walk there - spine tingling.

Re: The Battle of Brunanburh AD 937 [Re: Moonstar] #847043
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Don't know if anyone has seen this. Could be of interest to walkers also.

Storeton Ridge might be attributed Sir Gawain, the Green Knight, Moonstar! eek

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/-sczsteve/Proposal.htm


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Re: The Battle of Brunanburh AD 937 [Re: granny] #847054
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What about no.22 - the Granny rock! Who knew!

Some places just have an effect - only went on Bidston Hill once, really odd feeling there.

Re: The Battle of Brunanburh AD 937 [Re: Moonstar] #847275
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Was looking at the Bromborough ju88 incident and found a link on this very site regarding Brunanburh
https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/279893/1.html


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