This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

This website is also available for your locale (English, United States). Click here to change it.
Click here to hide this message.

Battle of Brunanburh

Need a hotel nearby?

Sponsored links

Routes nearby

Places of Interest nearby

Matched content

Hotels nearby

Restaurants nearby

Sponsored links

Location type: Event
Location address: United Kingdom, Wirral
Number of texts: 1
3 stars
Made by | Reference Arpingstone | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

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.

Classify this POI
Link to route

More information


Add comment