The exact location of the Battle of Brunanburh has not been satisfactorily identified. The only cues from the poem are that it took place "around Brown's fort" (ymbe Brunanburh) and near "the Sea of Storm" (Dinges mere).

The earliest attempt to fix a location was by Florence of Worcester, a 12th century chronicler, who placed it on the eastern coast of England near the mouth of the Humber. However, most modern scholarship places it in northwest England or southwest Scotland, along the Solway Firth.






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