What is a factoid?

A FACTOID is an assertion that a source says something about one or more people.

How have names been normalized?

In order to make identification and indexing easier – indeed possible – PASE has adopted a scheme of name normalization on the following scheme. This process has not been followed religiously. As with any index, users should become accustomed to the house style.

How do I search by date?

Searches can be refined by Floruit bands. Check the boxes of elements you wish to search by, go to the Selected Persons link on the top bar, select the combination of classifications you wish to use and then choose your floruit range.

What is Floruit dating?

Because of the scarcity of precise dates in Anglo-Saxon history, most people in the database have been given floruit bands on the form early / middle / late’ and ‘century’. E.g. l viii-e ix, would mean ‘late eighth century to early ninth century’. Currently you cannot perform searches by date in PASE. PASE has been source-led; if a source did not supply a date for a factoid, one has normally not been provided.

Why can’t I find...?

PASE’s brief has been to enter all information from all sources written between 597 and 1042. If you cannot find the person you are looking for it may be because that person is known only in later sources. In these cases the information will become available in PASE2. Alternatively you may not have found the normalized PASE name. See the guidelines under ‘How have names been normalized?’ (above).