The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Capture of the Five Boroughs


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Her Eadmund cyning,      Engla þeoden,
mæcgea mundbora,      Myrce geeode,
dyre dædfruma,      swa Dor scadeþ,
Hwitanwyllesgeat      and Humbra ea,

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brada brimstream.      Burga fife,
Ligoraceaster      and Lincylene
and Snotingaham,      swylce Stanford eac
and Deoraby.      Dæne wæran æror
under Norðmannum      nyde gebegde

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on hæþenra      hæfteclommum
lange þrage,      oþ hie alysde eft
for his weorþscipe      wiggendra hleo,
afera Eadweardes,      Eadmund cyning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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