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‘Quid Hinieldus?’ Bishop Unwona and Friends

Richard North

in The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206612
eISBN:
9780191709807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206612.003.05
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter treats the lost poem on Ingeld, on which the poet of Beowulf relies for Ingeld and Freawaru, as identical with the carmina on Hinieldus for which Alcuin, in 797, blames a correspondent ... More


Hygelac and Beowulf: Cenwulf and Beornwulf

Richard North

in The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206612
eISBN:
9780191709807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206612.003.09
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter uses charters and other varied evidence to supplement the parallels between the Offas and their queens in Chapter 8 with nine more, to do with Hygelac and his nephew Beowulf on one hand, ... More


King Wiglaf and Eanmundes laf

Richard North

in The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206612
eISBN:
9780191709807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206612.003.10
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter considers the Wiglafs in Beowulf and Mercian history. Charters and other evidence are used to study the lineages, cross-border families and claims to piety of each of them. Hrothgar, ... More


Anglo-Saxon Lay Society and the Written Word

Susan Kelly

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter addresses the question of reading and writing Old English literature from the perspective of a world of charters, royal writs, and government documents usually left to historians. It ... More


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