Excerpt from "Badon Hill"

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Excerpt from "Badon Hill"

by: John Masefield (Author)
from: Midsummer Night and Other Tales in Verse (Pp. 28 - 36)  1928

Lines 17-20 (of 180)
   Then, as his gang dissolved, he went alone
   Upstream from there, exploring the unknown,

   And reached a reed-mere, whence a trackway led
   Up to an ancient fort called Badon Head.

Lines 175-180
   Under the grasses where the cattle browse,
   King Loki's army kept eternal house

   In Badon earth, for none escaped alive.
   Thereafter Arthur's realm was free to thrive.

   For many years, no pirates had the will
   To band against him, after Badon Hill.
Additional Information:
See The Battle of Mount Badon page.