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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The Anglo Saxon Chronicle entry for 979 (D), concerning the murder of the young King Edward, asserts: "Ne weard Angelcynne nan wyrse d<ae>d gedon, ponne peos woes, syppan hi aeft Britenland gesohton" [Never was a worse deed done amongst the English people than this was, since they first sought Britain[.
He had memorized parts of the Anglo Saxon Chronicle and delighted in quoting from The Wand of The Feet.
The excavations supported the record in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle of an attack on the crannog and its capture by a Saxon army in AD916, when the king's wife and 33 others were taken hostage.
In the light of Anna Chapman's article on the cult of St Edmund (July), the Anglo Saxon Chronicle for the year 971 tells us that 'Archbishop Oskytel passed away .
The first substantial accounts of the low experience on the English side dating from the late 1090s come from Eadmer of Canterbury in his Life of Anselm and his History of the recent events of the English, John of Worcester who interpolated and updated the Anglo Saxon Chronicle in Latin and William of Malmesbury in his chronicles on the kings and bishops of England, partly written at the request of Queen Matilda II, herself of Anglo-Saxon stock.
This equates to 1,140 years since the first written reference to Yorkshire appeared in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles of 876.
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