Source: Textual EditionJohn VIII.Ep.CS1

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Source Information
Author Pope John VIII
Source Title Letter to King Burgred
Date of composition [873x4]
Language Latin

Notes

*Preserved in the 'Collectio Britannica'.

Edition(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
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Councils & Synods with other Documents relating to the English Church D. Whitelock, M. Brett and C.N.L. Brooke Councils & Synods with other Documents relating to the English Church Oxford 1981 1-2 (no. 1)
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Cartularium saxonicum : a collection of charters relating to Anglo-Saxon history Birch, W. de Gray Cartularium saxonicum : a collection of charters relating to Anglo-Saxon history London 1885-93 32-3 (no. 21)

Translation(s)

Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Whitelock, D. Extract from a letter of Pope John VIII to Burgred, king of Mercia (874) London and New York 1979 810-11 (no. 220)

Event/Transaction List

Factoid Type Source Reference Short Description
1 Event John VIII.Ep.CS1    John 23 wrote to Burgred 5 lamenting that the sin of fornication was especially rife in England, in that many men presumed to marry nuns, women dedicated to God and women of their own kindred. The Pope recommended penance for those men, adding that, if Burgred 5 found it difficult to solve the problem, he had to write to the pope.