Æthelstan Revisited: The Inter-Cultural Representations of a Reputation

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Few late Anglo-Saxon kings are as poorly-served in the chronicles of England, either before and after the arrival of the Normans, as Æthelstan (r. 924 – 939). Though charters, law-codes, and the famous Old English poem The Battle of Brunanburh speak to a vigorous king, personally active in the government of his realm, there is little by way of contemporary historical narrative of his reign to contextualise these glimpses of activity.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Conference of the Australian Early Medieval Association: Invasion, Migration, Communication, and Trade - Flinders University, Bedford Park, Australia
Duration: 20 Jul 201821 Jul 2018
Conference number: 13


Conference13th Conference of the Australian Early Medieval Association
Abbreviated titleAEMA
CityBedford Park


  • Æthelstan
  • Æthelstan (r. 924 – 939)
  • Anglo-Saxon kings
  • Old English poetry
  • The Battle of Brunanburh
  • non- English histories
  • non- English histories of North-Western Europe
  • North-Western Europe


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