The English Warrior: From Earliest Times Till 1066

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Anglo-Saxon Books, 2002 - History - 313 pages
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Using Old English and Old Norse documents together with archaeological and linguistic evidence Pollington discusses the warrior's role in early English society, his rights and duties, rituals of feasting and duelling as well as weapons and equipment, the social and legal nature of warfare, strategy and military logistics. Appendices give original translations of three important military poems; the battles of Maldon, Finnsburh and Brunanburh.

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An excellent book, not just because I get a ‘thank you’ in the preface - lol! An excellent work if you want to compare the Anglo-Saxon English with the modern translation (and check out a few other ... Read full review

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