Source: CharterS294

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Description

Ęthelwulf, king of the West Saxons, to the church at Sherborne; grant of privileges ('First Decimation').

Charter information
Sawyer 294
Birch ---
Kemble ---
British Academy O'Donovan, Sherborne No. 5
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Sherborne
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 5th November 844
Scholarly Source Dating 844

Notes

*Finberg, ECW, no. 566, authentic basis, cf. pp. 194-6, 206-9, for discussion; O'Donovan 1973, p. 108, dubious; Keynes 1980, p. 114 n. 103, spurious; Keynes and Lapidge 1983, p. 233, spurious; O'Donovan, Sherborne, pp. xx-xxi, xxx-xxxii, liii, 15-18, spurious, Sherborne version of questionable '844 decimation' text. also available at Malmesbury, cf. S 294a, 294b; Keynes 1994/2, p. 1114 n. 3, pp. 1115-16, probably spurious.