Source: CharterS152

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Cenwulf, king of the Mercians, to Cynehelm and his successors; confirmation of the freedom of Glastonbury Abbey, previously granted by King Ecgfrith.

Charter information
Sawyer 152
Birch 285
Kemble ---
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Glastonbury
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 797
Scholarly Source Dating 797

Notes

Levison 1946, p. 251, accepts this as a translation by William of Malmesbury of an OE version of an early privilege, cf. B 284; Finberg, ECW, no. 400, authentic; Scott 1981, pp. 100, 200 nn. 100-2; Edwards 1988, pp. 52-5, authentic, William of Malmesbury may have found charter at Winchcombe; Sims-Williams 1990, p. 166 n. 107, unreliable; Dumville 1992/1, pp. 53-4 n. 91, suspicious, Glastonbury adaptation of material pertaining to Winchcombe; Cubitt 1995, pp. 276-7, may contain authentic material; Abrams 1996, pp. 23, 148 n. 34, pp. 336-7, 338 n. 98, on textual tradition and historical background