Battle of Maldon Saga
- With him Eadric would help his lord, his chief in the fray. He advanced to war with spear in hand; as long as he might grasp his shield and broad sword, he kept his purpose firm. He made good his vow, now that the time had come for him to fight before his lord.
- Prose translation of an Old English saga describing the Battle of Maldon
Source: The Past Speaks: Sources and Problems in English History. Lacey Baldwin Smith and Jean Reeder Smith, Lexington, MA & Toronto: D.C. Heath and Company, 1993. 8.