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It's not a massively complex poem, in a narrative sense. It is literally just about a battle.

However, knowing Tennyson, it probably has some greater meaning or allusion. You'd need to do some research into this battle, the poem and Tennyson's life and beliefs to draw conclusions about the wider meanings.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brunanburh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Tennyson,_1st_Baron_Tennyson

http://mural.uv.es/mapamar5/alfredtennyson.htm

http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/tennyson/context.html

It would appear Tennyson's is not the original version: http://loki.stockton.edu/~kinsellt/litresources/brun/brun2.html There's an interesting point to talk about there, and some comparisons to make.

Hope these help.
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Oh my.. I never expected to actually get help. Thanks so much mate.

No worries .

I have a certain soft spot for English Literature, so feel free to call on me if you're looking for help again and I'll offer what advice I can.
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