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 states: "The daughter of Ethelred, lord of the Mercians, was deprived of all dominion over the Mercians, and carried into Wessex, three weeks before mid-winter; she was called Elfwynn."
Considering it first as literature then as history, they discuss such matters as the poem in Annal 1067D, narrative style and identify in manuscript F, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and continental annal writing, reporting Scotland, coins, and Norse-derived vocabulary in the Chronicle.
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.
Somewhere in this area also lay the monastic site of Donamutha, which according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle was sacked by the Vikings in AD 794 (ASC sa.
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.c.xii), schoolbooks (the Leiden Pliny, "St.
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.
It then goes on to analyze the contrasting accounts of the adventus Saxonum in Bede and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Disregarding the complexities of history, Bede portrays the adventus Saxonum as a single event, providentially transferring control of the land from the undeserving Britons (who are not autochthonous and have no special territorial claim) to the Anglo-Saxons, so signaling the restoration of Roman influence in Britain (with the conversion).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.
"time after time the more urgent a thing was the greater delay." 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.