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King Æthelred to Æscwig, bishop (of Dorchester); confirmation of 30 hides (mansiunculae) at Monks Risborough, Bucks. The land had been sold to Æscwig by Sigeric, archbishop of Canterbury, for 90 pounds of silver and 200 mancuses of gold, in order to raise money to pay off the Danes threatening Canterbury.

Charter information
Sawyer 882
Birch ---
Kemble 689
British Academy ---
Source Used Kemble
Archive(s) Canterbury, Christ Church
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 995
Scholarly Source Dating 994


*Sisam 1953, p. 158 n. 3, obviously untrustworthy; Whitelock, EHD, p. 569, authentic, incarnation year probably miscopied, indiction and witnesses point to 994; Gelling, ECTV, no. 155, authentic; Keynes 1980, pp. 124, 251-2, authentic, identical witness-list and dating error in S 1379, discusses Bishop Æscwig's contribution in the drafting of these two texts; Baines 1981/1, pp. 91-2; Brooks 1984, pp. 283, 384 n. 80; Lawson 1984, p. 728, on background; cf. S 1378


Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
  EHD     569-70 (no. 117)