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Ecgfrith, king of the Mercians, to Cuthberht, abbot, and the brethren of Malmesbury Abbey; restitution of 35 hides (manentes) at Purton, Wilts., previously seized by King Offa, in return for 2000 silver solidi.

Charter information
Sawyer 149
Birch 279
Kemble 174
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Malmesbury
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 796
Scholarly Source Dating 796


*Stevenson 1904, p. 201, open to grave suspicion; Darlington 1955, p. 5, authentic basis possible; Watkin 1956, p. 212 and n. 55, cited; Whitelock 1966, p. 103, highly suspicious; Finberg, ECW, no. 196, authentic; Fleming 1985, p. 252; Edwards 1988, pp. 121-3, probably authentic; Dumville 1992, p. 41 n. 57, if a forgery then a most ingenious one.

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