see ByrhtnothByrhtnoth or Bryhtnoth , d. 991, alderman of the East Saxons. Leader of the English forces in the battle of Maldon, he was killed in the battle and was buried at Ely. .....Click the link for more information..
(8) Critics who follow Woolf thus argue that Christ should not be perceived as an Anglo-Saxon hero like Beowulf or Bryhtnoth. John Fleming claims that there is "no need to turn to pagan Germania" to explain the image of heaven as feast hall at the end of the poem.