Source: CharterS167

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Description

Cenwulf, king of the Mercians, founds Winchcombe Abbey.

Charter information
Sawyer 167
Birch 338
Kemble 197
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchcombe
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 9th November 811
Scholarly Source Dating 811

Notes

*HS, pp. 572-5, questionable as to date and details; Stevenson, Asser, p. 229 n. 1, dubious; Levison 1946, pp. 253-9, spurious but may be based on an 811 synodal charter and another earlier document naming King Cuthred; Finberg, ECWM, no. 56, citing Levison, spurious but genuine basis possible; Campbell 1989, p. 35, not entirely genuine but some authentic basis probable; Sims-Williams 1990, pp. 41-2, 166, spurious, discusses history of Winchcombe; Cubitt 1995, p. 284, undoubted forgery but based on a genuine synodal acta of 811; Bassett 1996, p. 166; cf. S 1861, from the same archive.