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King Edgar to Ely Abbey; confirmation of privileges and of land at Melbourn and Armingford, Cambs., and at Northwold, Norfolk, in exchange for 60 hides (cassati) at Harting, Sussex.

Charter information
Sawyer 779
Birch ---
Kemble ---
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Ely
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 970
Scholarly Source Dating 970


*Astle 1792, spurious; B 1266, doubtful if authentic; Stevenson 1898/1, p. 505 n. 1, spurious; Plummer 1899, pp. 152, 155, spurious; Stevenson 1904, p. 202 n. 2, doubtful; Robertson, Charters, pp. 345-7; McIntosh 1949, p. 113 and n. 8, attributes English version to Ælfric and suggests date c. 1006; Miller 1951, pp. 15, 25-6; Whitelock 1959, p. 77 n., dubious; John 1960, pp. 105-6; Blake, Liber Eliensis, pp. 414-15, citing Whitelock, spurious; Hart, ECEE, no. 55, citing John, authentic; John 1966, p. 58, on royal style, pp. 210-33, Latin text substantially authentic, vernacular version of later date; HRH, p. 230, probably spurious, subscriptions consistent except for Bishop Ælric; Pope 1971, on Ælfric's connection with Old English version; Sawyer 1983, p. 298, on Woolmer; Kennedy 1995, pp. 141, 150-1, balance of opinion would seem to favour authenticity; Pelteret 1995, p. 278, on terminology; Wormald 1995, p. 128, on legal detail


Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Robertson, Agnes Jane Anglo-Saxon Charters Cambridge   98-103