By Peter Clemoes
The contents of this primary quantity typify the variety of pursuits that might be lined through the sequence. the themes taken care of comprise the 1st centuries of Christianity in East Anglia; geographical wisdom in King Alfred’s court docket; the half performed via Bishop ?thelwold’s university at Winchester within the interval of tenth-century monastic reform in standardizing the vernacular and in learning and composing Latin poetry; allegory in previous English literature; where of beginning of the publication of Kells; the resource of a fourteenth-century Icelandic saga writer’s photograph of Edward the Confessor; the rules of the trendy learn of pre-Conquest structure; and the modern kingdom of our wisdom of the Anglo-Saxon condo. there's additionally a bibliography which lists all books, articles and experiences released within the box in the course of 1971, and that is persisted each year within the sequence.
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In all lists. Eardred. 4 Cuthwine. > Aldberht. In Bede and all lists; was holding the see in 731 (Bede). Ecglaf. In all lists, interlined in Vespasian B. 6 ' A Crowland forgery, BCS 409, allegedly of 833, which calls Hunberht Helm' episcopus and Wilred Dommoceruis episcopus, may have used FW's lists. a FW agrees with these lists except that in the Elmham list he puts Hunferth instead of Alhheard, thus having two bishops of this name, one before and one after Sibba. WM, who arranges the bishops in contemporary pairs, tries to remedy this error, but it is the second, instead of the first, Hunferth, whom he replaces by Alhheard.
Finberg, The Early Charters of Wessex (Leicester, 1964) ECWM H. P. R. Finberg, The Early Charters of the West Midlands (Leicester, 1961) EHD English Historical Documents c. joo-1042, ed. D. Whitelock (London, 1955) FW Chron Florentii Wigorniensis Monachi Chronicon ex Chronicis, ed. B. Thorpe (London, 1848-9) FW Lists The episcopal lists appended to Florence of Worcester GP William of Malmesbury, De Gestis Pontificum Anglorum, ed. N. E. S. A. Hamilton, Rolls Series (1870) GR William of Malmesbury, De Gestis Regum Anglorum, ed.
Conan (Cunan) According to a tenth-century letter (cf. Crawford Charters VII and pp. 104-6), Conan was appointed to Cornwall by Athelstan, which would place his succession in the years between Athelstan's accession in 924 and Conan's first signatures which occur in 931 (BCS 674, BCS 675 and BCS 677). The antiquarian John Leland reported 'Ex charta Donat: iEthelstani. Erexit in ecclesia S. Germani quendam Conanum episcopum anno Di. 936 Nonis Decembris' (De Rebus Britannicis Collectanea, ed. T. Hearne (Oxford, 1770) 1, 75; Councils 1, 676).