Byrhtnoth (bĭrkhtˈnōth) [key] or Bryhtnoth brĪkhtˈnōth, d. 991, alderman of the East Saxons. Leader of the English forces in the battle of Maldon, he was killed in the battle and was buried at Ely.

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