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Location address: United Kingdom, Wirral
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The Battle of Brunanburh was an English victory in 937 by the army of Æthelstan, King of England, and his brother Edmund over the combined armies of Olaf III Guthfrithson, the Norse–Gael King of Dublin; Constantine II, King of Alba; and Owen I, King of Strathclyde. Though relatively little known today, it was called “the greatest single battle in Anglo-Saxon history before the Battle of Hastings.” Michael Livingston claimed that Brunanburh marks “the moment when Englishness came of age.” The site of the battle is not known, though modern scholarship suggests that somewhere in the Wirral Peninsula is likely.