Source: CharterS68

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Description

Wulfhere, king of the Mercians and the inland and South Angles, to St Peter's, Medeshamstede; confirmation and grant of many estates.

Charter information
Sawyer 68
Birch 22
Kemble 984
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Peterborough
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 664
Scholarly Source Dating 664

Notes

*Stubbs 1861/1, pp. 200-1, forgery, bounds probably taken from S 787; HS, p. 100, spurious; Maitland 1897, p. 334 n., abominable forgery; Plummer 1899, p. 25, spurious; Stevenson 1911/1, p. 2, pious fraud; Stenton 1918, p. 434 n. 6, spurious (= Stenton 1970, p. 49 n. 3); Stenton 1933, p. 314, flagrant forgery (= Stenton 1970, p. 180 n. 2); Levison 1946, p. 219 n. 2, p. 260, spurious, Version A is a copy of B with interpolations. B is possibly the work of Guerno; Harmer 1950, pp. 348-9, 357 n. 3, spurious; Finberg 1964, pp. 75-6; Hart, ECEE, no. 1 (pp. 21, 97, 107, 110), spurious, suggests the following identifications, Cadenac (Cadney, Lincs.), Lodeshale (Louth, Lincs.), Langeledenham (Leadenham, Lincs.); Finberg, ECWM, no. 426, spurious; Potts 1974, bounds represent a clumsy conflation of two areas, a larger estate covering the eastern half of the Soke of Peterborough and extending into Lincs., Cambs. and Hunts. (as in S 787), the other corresponding to the western half of the Soke; Hart, ECNE, no. 1 (pp. 55, 67, 111, 117), post-Conquest forgery; Rumble 1977, p. 170, on Hrepingas; Scharer 1982, pp. 143-4, spurious; Fleming 1985, p. 255 n. 4, 'one of the most elaborate post-Conquest forgeries produced in England'; Sims-Williams 1990, p. 99, on certain estates.