A close look at “The Battle of Maldon” and how Tolkien’s opinion of Bryhtnoth’s actions echoes through his Beowulf essay, “The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm’s Son,” and even into the character of Gandalf.
Bruce, Alexander M.
"Maldon and Moria: On Byrhtnoth, Gandalf, and Heroism in The Lord of the Rings,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 26
, Article 11.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol26/iss1/11