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Legendary British battle site is relocated to a humble lay-by off the A1.
A TV historian believes he has rediscovered the site of the battle that 'saved England' and created Britain for the first time - and the historic encounter is now centered on a anonymous lay-by off the A1 near Doncaster.
The battle of Brunanburh in 937 pitted West Saxon king Athelstan against a combined hoard of Vikings, Scots, Picts and Irish.
Had Athelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, been defeated it would have been the end of Anglo-Saxon England, but upon victory he became the de facto King of all Britain, the first in history.
Despite the legendary battle's significance mystery has surrounded its location for over 1000 years, with more than 30 locations proposed across England.
Recently, a consensus emerged that the battle took place in Bromborough on the Wirral, but historian Michael Wood is convinced it actually unfolded 100 miles away in south Yorkshire.
He believes the epicentre of the battle was Robin's Hood Well near the quaint village of Burghwallis, which is about seven miles north of Doncaster and has a population of just 300 people.