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Maldon   Listen
proper noun
Maldon  n.  A battle in which the Danes defeated the East Saxons in 991; it is celebrated in an old English poem.
Synonyms: battle of Maldon.






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"Maldon" Quotes from Famous Books



... foreign Danes who invaded him from Normandy and Britany. Nor was he less provident in putting his kingdom in a posture of defence, than vigorous in assaulting the enemy. He fortified the towns of Chester, Eddesbury, Warwick, Cherbury, Buckingham, Towcester, Maldon, Huntingdon, and Colchester. He fought two signal battles at Temsford and Maldon [o]. He vanquished Thurketill, a great Danish chief, and obliged him to retire with his followers into France, in quest of spoil and ...
— The History of England, Volume I • David Hume

... time that Pepys took trouble to save the estate of a friend who had committed suicide. In the "Caveat Book" in the Record Office, p. 42 of the volume for 1677, is the following entry: "That no grant pass of the Estate of Francis Gurney of Maldon in Essex, who drowned himself in his own well on Tuesday night ye 12th of this instant August, at the desire of Samuel ...
— Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete • Samuel Pepys



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