A number of folks are swinging through this site as a result of The Battle of Brunanburh: A Casebook. For those interested in that subject — who are also fortunate enough to live within easy reach of Nottingham — I highly suggest attending the upcoming Norse and Viking Seminar on Wednesday 26th October 2011. It’s free (though they appreciate an RSVP), and the topic is “The Battle of Brunanburh Revisited.”
I won’t be there (alas), but the participants are excellent:
Paul Cavill is Lecturer in Early English in the School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham, Michael Wood is a broadcaster and historian with a particular interest in the Anglo-Saxon period, and Alex Woolf is Senior Lecturer in the School of History at the University of St Andrews; all have published on the battle of Brunanburh and its linguistic, literary and historical contexts.
Paul, of course, was one of the primary contributors to the Casebook and a big proponent of a Wirral location for the battle. Wood has in the past been a strong proponent for an off-Humber battlesite (which I find highly unlikely). Woolf is a brilliant historian whose work I cited again and again in my own essay for the Casebook.
It should be an extraordinary event!