Eadric 26 (Male) of Calne, king's reeve
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Notes: Tentatively identified by M. Lapidge with the Eadric who witnesses royal diplomas between 966 and 970 (S 737, S 738), Eadric 15. See @Lapidge 2003, p. 308, n. 229.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (2)
... Eadrici (1)
 Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, p. 508
Eadric t Calne (1)
 Lantfred.TransMiracSwithuni  25
Personal Information (1)
residence (1)
 Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, p. 508 (He was the tenant of a royal estate at Calne)
Office (4)
Judge (1)
 Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, p. 510
Praefectus (1)
 Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, p. 508
Reeve (2)
 Lantfred.TransMiracSwithuni  25
 Lantfred.TransMiracSwithuni  25
Event (4)
Crime (2)
 Anonymi 1513.ordeal of hot iron: Because of a certain misdeed that Anonymous 556 had committed, Eadric 26 ordered him to be detained until he would carry in his hands an iron bar made red-hot by coals. If he were innocent, he would be released; if he were found to be guilty, he would undergo capital punishment. Flodoald 1 implored Eadric 26 to waive the ordeal and promised he would give him a pound of silver and hand over the slave into Eadric 26's possession. Anonymi 1513 also promised immense gifts to Eadric 26, desiring to free Anonymous 556. Eadric 26, however, refused their requests: Lantfred.TransMiracSwithuni  25 (971 x 972)
 Anonymous 556.ordeal of hot iron: Anonymous 556 was apprehended for a certain mishap and was condemned by Eadric 26 to be kept in custody until his owner (Flodoald 1) came and then Anonymous 556 would have to carry in his bare hands an iron bar which was red-hot; if he was innocent, he could go home unpunished, but if he was guilty, the executioner would decapitate him with a sword. Flodoald 1 heard this news and hastened to where his slave was being held captive; he petitioned Eadric 26 to abandon all judicial proceedings and in return to keep the slave (Anonymous 556) for himself. Eadric 26 rejected the offer and Flodoald 1 then offered him a pound of pure silver in addition. Anonymi 1639 (the kinsmen of Anonymous 556) arrived and offered Eadric 26 many gifts if he would abandon proceedings against Anonymous 556. Eadric 26 spurned all their requests.: Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, pp. 508-10
Grant and Gift (2)
 Anonymi 1513.ordeal of hot iron: Because of a certain misdeed that Anonymous 556 had committed, Eadric 26 ordered him to be detained until he would carry in his hands an iron bar made red-hot by coals. If he were innocent, he would be released; if he were found to be guilty, he would undergo capital punishment. Flodoald 1 implored Eadric 26 to waive the ordeal and promised he would give him a pound of silver and hand over the slave into Eadric 26's possession. Anonymi 1513 also promised immense gifts to Eadric 26, desiring to free Anonymous 556. Eadric 26, however, refused their requests: Lantfred.TransMiracSwithuni  25 (971 x 972)
 Anonymous 556.ordeal of hot iron: Anonymous 556 was apprehended for a certain mishap and was condemned by Eadric 26 to be kept in custody until his owner (Flodoald 1) came and then Anonymous 556 would have to carry in his bare hands an iron bar which was red-hot; if he was innocent, he could go home unpunished, but if he was guilty, the executioner would decapitate him with a sword. Flodoald 1 heard this news and hastened to where his slave was being held captive; he petitioned Eadric 26 to abandon all judicial proceedings and in return to keep the slave (Anonymous 556) for himself. Eadric 26 rejected the offer and Flodoald 1 then offered him a pound of pure silver in addition. Anonymi 1639 (the kinsmen of Anonymous 556) arrived and offered Eadric 26 many gifts if he would abandon proceedings against Anonymous 556. Eadric 26 spurned all their requests.: Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, pp. 508-10
Healing (1)
 Swithhun 5.post-mortem miracle at Anonymous 556s ordeal: Flodoald 1 and his brother (Anonymous 557) could not bear to see Anonymous 556 suffer capital punishment and beseeched Swithhun 5 to intercede. On the third day after Anonymous 556 had had to carry the hot iron he is forced to attend the tribunal of Eadric 26 once more so that it may be decided whether he was guilty or not. Anonymous 556 held out his hand and the seal was broken so that the palm could be inspected. All were amazed that Anonymous 556 was innocent. Eadric 26 fell silent and blushed shamefacedly.: Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, pp. 510-14
Imprisonment (1)
 Anonymous 556.ordeal of hot iron: Anonymous 556 was apprehended for a certain mishap and was condemned by Eadric 26 to be kept in custody until his owner (Flodoald 1) came and then Anonymous 556 would have to carry in his bare hands an iron bar which was red-hot; if he was innocent, he could go home unpunished, but if he was guilty, the executioner would decapitate him with a sword. Flodoald 1 heard this news and hastened to where his slave was being held captive; he petitioned Eadric 26 to abandon all judicial proceedings and in return to keep the slave (Anonymous 556) for himself. Eadric 26 rejected the offer and Flodoald 1 then offered him a pound of pure silver in addition. Anonymi 1639 (the kinsmen of Anonymous 556) arrived and offered Eadric 26 many gifts if he would abandon proceedings against Anonymous 556. Eadric 26 spurned all their requests.: Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, pp. 508-10
Miracle (1)
 Swithhun 5.post-mortem miracle at Anonymous 556s ordeal: Flodoald 1 and his brother (Anonymous 557) could not bear to see Anonymous 556 suffer capital punishment and beseeched Swithhun 5 to intercede. On the third day after Anonymous 556 had had to carry the hot iron he is forced to attend the tribunal of Eadric 26 once more so that it may be decided whether he was guilty or not. Anonymous 556 held out his hand and the seal was broken so that the palm could be inspected. All were amazed that Anonymous 556 was innocent. Eadric 26 fell silent and blushed shamefacedly.: Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, pp. 510-14
Ordeal (2)
 Anonymi 1513.ordeal of hot iron: Because of a certain misdeed that Anonymous 556 had committed, Eadric 26 ordered him to be detained until he would carry in his hands an iron bar made red-hot by coals. If he were innocent, he would be released; if he were found to be guilty, he would undergo capital punishment. Flodoald 1 implored Eadric 26 to waive the ordeal and promised he would give him a pound of silver and hand over the slave into Eadric 26's possession. Anonymi 1513 also promised immense gifts to Eadric 26, desiring to free Anonymous 556. Eadric 26, however, refused their requests: Lantfred.TransMiracSwithuni  25 (971 x 972)
 Anonymous 556.ordeal of hot iron: Anonymous 556 was apprehended for a certain mishap and was condemned by Eadric 26 to be kept in custody until his owner (Flodoald 1) came and then Anonymous 556 would have to carry in his bare hands an iron bar which was red-hot; if he was innocent, he could go home unpunished, but if he was guilty, the executioner would decapitate him with a sword. Flodoald 1 heard this news and hastened to where his slave was being held captive; he petitioned Eadric 26 to abandon all judicial proceedings and in return to keep the slave (Anonymous 556) for himself. Eadric 26 rejected the offer and Flodoald 1 then offered him a pound of pure silver in addition. Anonymi 1639 (the kinsmen of Anonymous 556) arrived and offered Eadric 26 many gifts if he would abandon proceedings against Anonymous 556. Eadric 26 spurned all their requests.: Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, pp. 508-10
Praying (1)
 Swithhun 5.post-mortem miracle at Anonymous 556s ordeal: Flodoald 1 and his brother (Anonymous 557) could not bear to see Anonymous 556 suffer capital punishment and beseeched Swithhun 5 to intercede. On the third day after Anonymous 556 had had to carry the hot iron he is forced to attend the tribunal of Eadric 26 once more so that it may be decided whether he was guilty or not. Anonymous 556 held out his hand and the seal was broken so that the palm could be inspected. All were amazed that Anonymous 556 was innocent. Eadric 26 fell silent and blushed shamefacedly.: Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, pp. 510-14
Refusal (2)
 Anonymi 1513.ordeal of hot iron: Because of a certain misdeed that Anonymous 556 had committed, Eadric 26 ordered him to be detained until he would carry in his hands an iron bar made red-hot by coals. If he were innocent, he would be released; if he were found to be guilty, he would undergo capital punishment. Flodoald 1 implored Eadric 26 to waive the ordeal and promised he would give him a pound of silver and hand over the slave into Eadric 26's possession. Anonymi 1513 also promised immense gifts to Eadric 26, desiring to free Anonymous 556. Eadric 26, however, refused their requests: Lantfred.TransMiracSwithuni  25 (971 x 972)
 Anonymous 556.ordeal of hot iron: Anonymous 556 was apprehended for a certain mishap and was condemned by Eadric 26 to be kept in custody until his owner (Flodoald 1) came and then Anonymous 556 would have to carry in his bare hands an iron bar which was red-hot; if he was innocent, he could go home unpunished, but if he was guilty, the executioner would decapitate him with a sword. Flodoald 1 heard this news and hastened to where his slave was being held captive; he petitioned Eadric 26 to abandon all judicial proceedings and in return to keep the slave (Anonymous 556) for himself. Eadric 26 rejected the offer and Flodoald 1 then offered him a pound of pure silver in addition. Anonymi 1639 (the kinsmen of Anonymous 556) arrived and offered Eadric 26 many gifts if he would abandon proceedings against Anonymous 556. Eadric 26 spurned all their requests.: Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, pp. 508-10
Request (1)
 Anonymous 556.ordeal of hot iron: Anonymous 556 was apprehended for a certain mishap and was condemned by Eadric 26 to be kept in custody until his owner (Flodoald 1) came and then Anonymous 556 would have to carry in his bare hands an iron bar which was red-hot; if he was innocent, he could go home unpunished, but if he was guilty, the executioner would decapitate him with a sword. Flodoald 1 heard this news and hastened to where his slave was being held captive; he petitioned Eadric 26 to abandon all judicial proceedings and in return to keep the slave (Anonymous 556) for himself. Eadric 26 rejected the offer and Flodoald 1 then offered him a pound of pure silver in addition. Anonymi 1639 (the kinsmen of Anonymous 556) arrived and offered Eadric 26 many gifts if he would abandon proceedings against Anonymous 556. Eadric 26 spurned all their requests.: Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  ii.8, pp. 508-10
Slave-selling (1)
 Anonymi 1513.ordeal of hot iron: Because of a certain misdeed that Anonymous 556 had committed, Eadric 26 ordered him to be detained until he would carry in his hands an iron bar made red-hot by coals. If he were innocent, he would be released; if he were found to be guilty, he would undergo capital punishment. Flodoald 1 implored Eadric 26 to waive the ordeal and promised he would give him a pound of silver and hand over the slave into Eadric 26's possession. Anonymi 1513 also promised immense gifts to Eadric 26, desiring to free Anonymous 556. Eadric 26, however, refused their requests: Lantfred.TransMiracSwithuni  25 (971 x 972)