'In search of the Battle of Maldon'.
I've written other posts about the poem. I've wanted to see the place for decades.
Given how memorable his speech to the messenger is, it seems odd that the words that adorn the plinth are a fragment of a prayer.
Along the sea wall to Northey Island, which is now a nature reserve.
Looking inland from the River bank, where the English host must have stood, and died. It's a bleak spot. Even if it had no history it would be difficult to avoid the word 'dreary'. There is little marking the battle field, except a strange paragraph in the information for the bird reserve which mentions the battle and calls it the earliest recorded battle in Britain. Or England, I was too surprised by it to take a photo or remember the exact wording. There is supposed to be a commemorative plaque but I didn't find it.