Anglo-Saxon Chronicle


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Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

AD 891–1154. Historical account begun during the reign of Alfred the Great.
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In The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the entries for AEthelred's reign are pervaded with instances in which the English defense efforts are undermined by hlafordswice, by men turning their backs on their lord or their king, and fleeing to save their lives.
The writing of Bede, based at Jarrow, particularly his History of the English Speaking Peoples (HE) (AD 731) provides a useful and contemporary record of key locations in the political and ecclesiastical geography of Northumbria; many sites are also recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and a number of other Anglo-Saxon texts, such as Bede's Prose Life of St Cuthbert (Colgrave 1940).
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is one of the most famous literary documents ever.
Gospel books, psalters, the Parker manuscript of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the four poetic codices (the Beowulf and Cadmon manuscripts, the Exeter and Vercelli Books), AElfric's own copy of his sermons (British Library, Royal MS 7.
The main sources that Bueno Alonso uses in his account are manuscripts A and E of The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (the Parker and Laud chronicles), as well as the classical handbooks by Stenton (1943), Blair (1956), Campbell et al.
Guidebooks relate that the city took its name from two Old English words meaning "Boggy Water", and the name is first mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle when King Edmund sailed up a creek of the Mersey and discovered "Muddy Pools", who went on to become one of the greatest blues guitarists of the 9th century.
As one who has himself been seduced by the allure of narrative sources, even when they may not suit the task at hand, this reviewer appreciates Giandrea's attempts to do the harder work of sifting through the evidence offered by more prosaic sources, including various liturgies, wills, charters, writs, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
Indeed, the author contends that, because Alfred himself exercised great control over the documents that form the basis of his legend, such as Asset's Life of Alfred and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the "genuine" and the "mythical" Alfred are so intertwined that they cannot completely be separated.
The account in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle also simplifies the history of pre-and early Anglo-Saxon Britain, but contrasts with Bede's treatment in that it draws attention to the violence of the Anglo-Saxon conquest, which comes across as a brutal process.
The words come from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and refer to the days of Ethelred the Unready exactly 1,000 years ago.
Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe argues for the use of differing traditions--homiletic and poetic--in two of the eleventh-century Anglo-Saxon Chronicle poems.
One of his local "finds" was the Welsh monk, Asser, to whom we owe most of the details of Alfred's life, as set down in his contribution to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.