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The Anglo-Saxon chronicle

The Anglo-Saxon chronicle

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Published by Dent, Dutton in London, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated with an introduction by G.N. Garmonsway.
SeriesEveryman"s library -- no.624
ContributionsGarmonsway, G. N.
The Physical Object
Paginationxlviii,295p. ;
Number of Pages295
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17477747M
ISBN 100460016245

Likewise those brothers both together, king and his nobleman, sought that country, West-Saxon-land, exultant in warfare. Where these collations have occurred I have marked the entry with a double parenthesis. See Article History Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, chronological account of events in Anglo-Saxon and Norman Englanda compilation of seven surviving interrelated manuscript records that is the primary source for the early history of England. Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use.

He had the Mercian register, which appears only in [C] and [D]; and he includes material from annals — which only appears in [C]. As he forbade killing the deer, so also the boars; and he loved the tall stags as if he were their father. The Chronicle takes up folios 1— This manuscript was composed at the monastery in Peterboroughsome time after a fire there in that probably destroyed their copy of the Chronicle; [E] appears to have been created thereafter as a copy of a Kentish version, probably from Canterbury.

He mentions that the chronicles do not give any information on the murder of Alfred Aethelingbut since this is covered in both [C] and [D] it is apparent he had no access to those manuscripts. At this synod Maurice was elected bishop of London and William bishop of Norfolk and Robert bishop of Cheshire: they were all chaplains of the king. Without the Chronicle and Bede 's Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum the Ecclesiastical History of the English Peopleit would be impossible to write the history of the English from the Romans to the Norman conquest ; [46] Nicholas Howe called them "the two great Anglo-Saxon works of history". The manuscript continues to and stops in the middle of the description of the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Taylor, S. This electronic edition contains primarily the translation of Rev.


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The Anglo-Saxon chronicle book

Being one of the few writers untainted by monastic prejudice 21he does not travel out of his way to indulge in legendary tales and romantic visions. Back 15 Preface, "ubi supra". Back 37 Miss Gurney, of Keswick, Norfolk. The continent has no document to compare with this detailed description covering so great a stretch of territory.

He had the Mercian register, which appears only in [C] and [D]; and he includes material from annals — which only appears in [C]. And all the surveys were subsequently brought to him. History of editions and availability[ edit ] An important early printed edition of the Chronicle appeared inby Edmund Gibsonan English jurist and divine who later became Bishop of Lincoln.

The contents of Domesday Book and the allied records mentioned above. Brevity and compression seem to have been his aim, because the compilation was intended to be sent abroad for the instruction of a female relative of high rank in Germany 22at her request. But the most faithful and extraordinary follower of the "Saxon Annals" is Ethelwerd; who seems to have disregarded almost all other sources of information.

These, therefore, must have been the early chronicles of Wessex, of Kent, and of the other provinces of the Heptarchy; which formed together the ground-work of his history.

Its text is known from a 16th-century transcript by L. But there is, throughout, such a want of precision and simplicity, such a barrenness of facts amidst a multiplicity of words, such a scantiness of names of places and persons, of dates, and other circumstances, that we are obliged to have recourse to the Saxon Annals, or to Venerable Bede, to supply the absence of those two great lights of history -- Chronology and Topography.

For, if we except the sacred annals of the Jews, contained in the several books of the Old Testament, there is no other work extant, ancient or modern, which exhibits at one view a regular and chronological panorama of a PEOPLE, described in rapid succession by different writers, through so many ages, in their own vernacular LANGUAGE.

Brewer in At this synod Maurice was elected bishop of London and William bishop of Norfolk and Robert bishop of Cheshire: they were all chaplains of the king. For example, in the [D] manuscript, the scribe omits the year from the list on the left hand side.

Cross, printed by H. Back 8 "De historiis Scotorum Saxonumque, licet inimicorum," etc. Much of the information given in the Chronicle is not recorded elsewhere.

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Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use.

Subscribe today The extant manuscript E is a copy made at Peterborough, written in one stretch untiland kept up there until the early part of Neot's, is extended to the year In proof of this we may observe, that even the phraseology sometimes partakes more of the Saxon idiom than the Latin.

Whatever relates to the succession of the Roman emperors was so universally known, that it must be considered as common property: and so short was the interval between the departure of the Romans and the arrival of the Saxons, that the latter must have preserved amongst them sufficient memorials and traditions to connect their own history with that of their predecessors.

Like all rude nations, they were particularly attentive to genealogies; and these, together with the succession of their kings, their battles, and their conquests, must be derived originally from the Saxons themselves.The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons.

The original ms. of the Chronicle was created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex, during the reign of Alfred the Great.4/5. Parliamentary Origins in England. Common Law: A Law of Real Property. See the Medieval Sourcebook: Medieval Legal History page; WEB Early English Laws Early English Laws is a project to publish online and in print new editions and translations of all English legal codes, edicts, and treatises produced up to the time of Magna Carta The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Online Medieval and Classical Library Release # Originally compiled on the orders of King Alfred the Great, approximately A.D.and subsequently maintained and added to by generations of anonymous scribes until the middle of the 12th Century.

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