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Offa, king of the Mercians, to the abbey of Paris, St Denis; grant of privileges for land at London, and confirmation of land at Rotherfield, Hastings and Pevensey, Sussex.

Charter information
Sawyer 133
Birch 259
Kemble ---
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Paris, St Denis
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 790, April 12
Scholarly Source Dating 790


Madden 1856; Dout D'Arcq, no. 9995; Stevenson 1891, spurious, a French forgery partly modelled on a genuine charter of Offa, script of MS 1 imitates early Insular minuscule; Stevenson 1912, pp. 6-7 n. 18, on seal; Bresslau 1918, p. 47, spurious; Stenton 1918, p. 448 n. 67, spurious (= Stenton 1970, p. 62 n. 2); Levison 1946, p. 8 n. 1, a forgery based on a genuine charter of Offa; Barker 1948, pp. 125-6, spurious; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 367, spurious but probably with a genuine base; Gelling, ECTV, no. 204, spurious; Scharer 1982, p. 272, spurious; Fleming 1985, p. 252; Atsma and Vezin 1988, esp. pp. 215-16, 225-6, 230-1, transaction may have some genuine basis; Kelly 1992, pp. 22-3, forger probably used a genuine 8th-century charter mentioning London; cf. also S 1186


Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Barker, Eric Ernest Sussex Anglo-Saxon Charters Sussex Archaeological Collections 1947 122-5