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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

Mary Swan and Owen Roberson

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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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Date: s. xii2


Two passages in Old English in Book 2 of the Historia Eliensis Insulae; the same Old English passages are in the Ely Cathedral writ of s. xii/xiii (Ker 1957, item 113). Manuscript not localised.

Manuscript Items:
  1. Item: fols 73-74

      Title (A.45): Cnut's Song

      Addition: (fols 73v-74r) Merie sungen ðe muneches binnen ely. ða chut ching reu ðer | by. Roƿeþ chites noer the land. and here ƿve þes muneches sæng

      Text Language: English


  2. Item: fol. 79r

      Title (B.15.1.106): Charters: Royal Charters: Writ of King Edward, Christ Church, Canterbury Sawyer 1088: Old English writ of king Edward announcing that he has appointed Wulfric to the office of abbot of Ely

      Rubric (initial): stabilitas locia rege roborata

      Incipit: (fol. 79r) ÆDǷærdus cyning gret ælle mine biscopes ˥ mine eorlas

      Explicit: (fol. 79r) god eoƿ gehealde ('item de eodem' follows the Old English)

      Text Language: English


Administration Information: Bibliography:

Ker, N. R., Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957; repr. 1990), item 93

Wright, Michael, and Stephanie Hollis, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1998), vol. 12: Manuscripts of Trinity College, Cambridge