Source: CharterS912

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King Æthelred to St Albans Abbey; grant of 1 hide (cassata) at Flamstead and 5 at St Albans, Herts., with renewal of extensive liberties granted by King Offa. Abbot Leofric had given 200 pounds of gold and silver to the king to pay off the Danes [Anonymi], receiving in exchange these 6 hides and 55 hides at Eadulfinctun; but now he has returned Eadulfinctun.

Charter information
Sawyer 912
Birch ---
Kemble 672
British Academy ---
Source Used Kemble
Archive(s) St Alban's
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 1005
Scholarly Source Dating 1005


*Napier and Stevenson, p. 78, somewhat dubious, pp. 99-100, if spurious 'a singularly clever imitation', p. 121 n., complex date probably means 1005; Gelling, ECTV, no. 176, authentic basis, for immunity clause cf. S 1031; Sawyer, Burton, p. 57, notes similarities with S 917; Keynes 1980, pp. 109-11, on formulation, may be interpolated, pp. 260-1, apparently authentic; Lawson 1984, p. 725, cited; BA Facs., p. 8; Keynes 1993, pp. 265, 270, 273-4, authentic; Kennedy 1995, p. 128 n., provisions on judicial liberty suspicious, cf. S 136, 1488