Byrhtnoth was Ealdorman of Essex.
He was killed at the Battle of Maldon on 10th August 991.
He was aged around sixty when he died, defending his country from a Viking invasion.
He first appears in history in 956.
Where did he come from? Who were his parents?
This blog accompanies a book about the early life of a boy.
A boy who became a man.
The man who was Byrhtnoth.