Source: CharterS90

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Description

Ăthelbald, king of the Mercians, to the Kentish churches; confirmation of privileges.

Charter information
Sawyer 90
Birch 162
Kemble 87
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Canterbury, Christ Church
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 742
Scholarly Source Dating 742

Notes

*HS, pp. 340-2, attestations to B 162 spurious, B 162A the best copy; Sweet, OET, p. 432 (no. 17); Stevenson 1914, p. 692 n. 16, MS 1 doubtful or spurious, p. 697 n. 40, exemption clause inserted in MSS 4 and 7, p. 700 n. 49, MS 1 written c. 800; Dr÷gereit 1935, p. 408 n. 4, original; Kuhn 1943, pp. 475-6; Sisam 1953, p. 92 n. 1; Sisam 1953/1, p. 310 n. 5, MS 1 not strictly contemporary; Sisam 1956, p. 117 n. 1, MS 1 two or three generations later than 742; John 1960, pp. 67, 70, authentic; Bruckner 1965, p. 12 n. 10, MS 1 9th-century; John 1966, p. 17, treats MS 1 as contemporary; Vollrath-Reichelt 1971, pp. 133-9; Whitelock 1972, pp. 20-1 n. 6, discusses witness-list; Scharer 1982, pp. 187-8, spurious, perhaps forged by Archbishop Wulfred; Wormald 1982, p. 127, MS 1 9th-century; Brooks 1984, pp. 191-3, 196, 317-19, 366 nn. 53, 60, forged in early ninth century, perhaps by Archbishop Wulfred, witness-list an impossible concoction; Vollrath 1985, pp. 159-61, spurious, but may be based on genuine tradition; Brown 1986, p. 128, on script.

Translation(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Johnson, John A Collection of the Laws and Canons of the Church of England Oxford 1850 238-9

Event/Transaction List

Factoid Type Source Reference Short Description
1 Transaction S90    Ăthelbald 4, king of the Mercians, to the Kentish churches; confirmation of privileges - freedom from all secular burdens except military expedition, bridge- and castle-building
2 Event S90    Ăthelbald 4, king of Mercians, to the Kentish churches; confirmation of privileges