Where was the battle that saved England?

It's one of the biggest mysteries of British history. For centuries, historians have puzzled over the location of the battle of Brunanburh – the clash between a West Saxon army and its Viking-led enemies in AD 937 that helped secure the future of England. Now, having re-examined the sources, Michael Wood offers an intriguing new take

Inside the fort was a famous spring, St Helen’s Well, today Robin Hood’s Well. (© Bill Henderson)

This article was published in the October 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine.

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