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Further reading - Battlefield Guides

As usual, of the battlefield guides, Burne provides the most comprehensive discussion of the battlefield, including a very concise demolition of the alternative candidate sites. Clarke gives a good general background but, as so often, the walk is far longer than necessary. The Getmapping aerial view is excellent although unfortunately it was not taken at low tide and so part of the causeway is covered. Smurthwaite provides a good summary of the battle, but the perspective drawing of the battle provides a completely misleading sense of certainty about the character of the contemporary landscape, when in fact it owes a great deal (even more than the famous poem about the battle) to artistic licence.

  • Anon. The Battle of Maldon (leaflet guide), Maldon, Maldon District Council, 2003
  • Burne. The battlefields of England, London, Greenhill Books, 1996, 61-69
  • Clark. Battlefield Walks : The South, 1996, 12-23
  • English Heritage. Battlefield Hikes volume 1, London, English Heritage, 2003
  • Fairbairn & Cyprien. A Traveller's Guide to the Battlefields of Britain, 1983, 18-21
  • Getmapping. British Battles: Amazing Views, 2002
  • Kinross. Discovering Battlefields of England, 1989, 10
  • Smurthwaite. The Complete Guide to the Battlefields of Britain, London, Michael Joseph, 1993, 43-45


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