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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Search for a West Saxon Dynastic and Christian Past

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle that covers the history of England from the time of the earliest English invaders down to ad 1155. It notes that the work begins even earlier, with ... More


At His Mother’s Knee: Tall Tales of Childhood

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the literary plan adopted by King Alfred's biographer which has been recognized by scholars as far apart in their views as Wright and Stevenson to consist of blocks of ... More


The Frankish Interlude 880–891

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines in detail the recording of the Chronicle compiled within Wessex, which has had a formative influence on the narrative of Alfred's reign throughout the decade from 881 to 891. It ... More


The Welsh borderlands in the Anglo‑Saxon Chronicle

Lindy Brady

in Writing the Welsh Borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994198
eISBN:
9781526128386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994198.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Chapter four argues for a significant pattern of political alliance in the Welsh borderlands in the later Anglo-Saxon period, beginning in the tenth century, where half a dozen raids carried out ... More


Writing the Welsh Borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England

Lindy Brady

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994198
eISBN:
9781526128386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994198.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England is the first study of the Anglo-Welsh border region in the period before the Norman arrival in England, from the fifth to the twelfth centuries. ... More


Kinship and Lordship in Early Medieval England: The Story of Sigeberht, Cynewulf, and Cyneheard

Stephen D. White

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/9780300091397.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the story of Sigeberht, Cynewulf, and Cyneheard to understand kinship and lordship in early medieval England. It analyzes the plot of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for 757 and ... More


Invasion, Explanation, and Responsibility in Anglo-Saxon England

Emily A. Winkler

in Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198812388
eISBN:
9780191850257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812388.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

Chapter 3 begins by providing an overview of the key events of eleventh-century England, to serve as a guide for comparing and evaluating both contemporary and twelfth-century retellings of this ... More


Local Histories

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0023
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter looks at how local historical writing is prominent in medieval historiography, just as local affairs dominated most lives in the Middle Ages. However, the term and category local history ... More


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