Source: CharterS124

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Offa, king of the Mercians, to St Peter's, Westminster; grant of 10 hides (cassati) at Aldenham, Herts., in return for 100 mancuses of gold in a bracelet.

Charter information
Sawyer 124
Birch 245
Kemble 149
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Westminster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 785
Scholarly Source Dating 785


*NB this charter calls Westminster a 'terrible place'!
Robinson 1918, p. 67, can hardly be genuine in its present form; Robinson 1919, p. 28, untrustworthy; PN Middx, p. 165; Harmer, Writs, pp. 500-1, authenticity doubtful; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 295 n. 3, pp. 367, 369, spurious in received form, but probably based on a genuine tradition; Harvey 1977, p. 345; Gelling, ECTV, no. 161, spurious, bounds from a pre-Conquest source; Scharer 1982, pp. 269-70, spurious; Campbell 1989, p. 26 n. 28, almost certainly a fake, p. 27 n. 35, on counter-payment; Heslop 1992, probably forged in late 1150s, MS 1 possibly written by same scribe as S 1293, MS 2 may be slightly older but looks less 'authentic'; cf. S 119.