- Nov 2008
There is some evidence suggesting Beowulf and Grendel lived in Wiltshire. A West Saxon charter from the year 931 AD mentions two boundary markers:
Beowan hammes hecgan "the hedges of Beowa`s meadow" and Grendles mere "Grendel`s lake".
Alas for this charming idea, grendles may derive from grundleas which means "bottomless". Nevertheless, you never know...…….