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King Cnut to Canterbury, Christ Church; grant of the port of Sandwich.

Charter information
Sawyer 959
Birch ---
Kemble 737
British Academy ---
Source Used Kemble
Archive(s) Canterbury, Christ Church
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 1023
Scholarly Source Dating 1023


Napier and Stevenson, pp. 136-51, post-Conquest forgery perhaps founded on genuine charter of Cnut; Robertson, Charters, pp. 406-11, authentic, p. xxvii, (correction) linguistic forms later than Cnut's time; Ward 1943, pp. 25-6; Harmer, Writs, p. 177 n. 1, linguistic forms of English version later than Cnut's reign, p. 426, authenticity not entirely above suspicion; Stenton 1955, p. 17, diplomatically acceptable, either represents or is modelled in minute detail on charter of 1023; Ker 1960, p. 18, scribe of MS 4 identified with one working in 1107; HRH, p. 236, subscriptions are consistent, charter has at least an authentic base; Brooks 1984, pp. 292-4, may be a post-Conquest forgery based on a more restricted original diploma of 1023, p. 388 n. 140, on script; Tatton-Brown 1984, p. 19, on topography; BA Facs., p. 10; Dumville 1993, p. 133, cited; Lawson 1993, p. 66 n. 29, pp. 169, 237, probably forged; Keynes 1994/1, p. 52 n. 51, probably spurious


Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Robertson, Agnes Janes Anglo-Saxon Charters Cambridge 1956 158-60 [no.82]