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.
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In this year, Ipswich was harried, and very soon after that ealdorman Bryhtnoth was slain at Maldon.
8) Critics who follow Woolf thus argue that Christ should not be perceived as an Anglo-Saxon hero like Beowulf or Bryhtnoth.