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George R. Petty, Jr
Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ 07043-1624)

The Battle of Maldon and Archbishop Wulfstan

To study the relationship between the Old English poem The Battle of Maldon and a party of religious patriots centered around Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester and Archbiship of York, during the reign of Aethelred the Unready. To determine whether the poem was meant to rally Christian English against the pagan vikings some 20 years after the battle took place.

Project fields:
British Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1973 – 8/31/1973