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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


Moving People, Moving Forms: Narrating Migration in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles

Elizabeth M. Tyler and George Younge

in Migrants in Medieval England, c. 500-c. 1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266724
eISBN:
9780191916052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266724.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter considers how the Anglo-Saxon chronicles (ninth to twelfth century) depict three waves of migration: the coming of the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, the Viking invasions, and the Norman ... More


The Study and Editing of the Vernacular Chronicles

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter surveys interest in the vernacular Anglo-Saxon chronicles from the sixteenth century to the twentieth, together with their study and editing. It sees these endeavours as both scholarly ... More


Breaking the unbroken tradition

Richard J. Watts

in Language Myths and the History of English

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195327601
eISBN:
9780199893539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327601.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The second major myth, the “myth of the unbroken tradition”, is the focus of Chapter 3 and it is closely associated with the establishment of an ancient pedigree for English. The unbroken tradition ... 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


Chronicle D: Crossing Conquest

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the manuscript and last stages of Chronicle D, the relationship of work on D to 1066 and the problem of where and for whom this chronicle’s last stages were written. It covers ... More


Chronicle F and Canterbury Post-1066

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter considers the range of work on Anglo-Saxon vernacular chronicles at Canterbury after the Norman Conquest, including additions to Chronicles A and B, and the making of the bilingual Latin ... More


BC, B, and the Mid Tenth Century

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter considers the chronicles and annals, surviving and lost, dating from the mid to later tenth century and represented now especially by Chronicles B and C. It provides a detailed ... More


Vernacular Chronicles c.1000

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter provides an overview of vernacular chronicling c. ad 1000. It discusses both work on the surviving manuscript of Chronicle A and Chronicle G, a copy of Chronicle A produced at this time. ... More


Introduction

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter provides an overview of the texts and manuscripts of the vernacular Anglo-Saxon chronicles. It considers annals as a genre and their historiographical rehabilitation, including in the ... More


Chronicles E, /E, and H: The End of the Tradition?

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter deals with the last surviving Anglo-Saxon vernacular chronicle, E, produced at Peterborough c.1121, and the last stages of Chronicle /E which lies behind it. The content and palaeography ... More


Chronicle A and the Early Tenth Century

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter considers the chronicles and annals produced in the first decades of the tenth century connected to the courts of King Alfred’s children, Edward the Elder in Wessex and Æthelflæd in ... More


The ‘Northern Recension’

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter considers the most famous lost vernacular chronicle, the so-called ‘Northern Recension’, fossilized in Chronicles D and E. It examines its making, patronage, and audience, and its ... 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


The Making of Chronicle C and Mid-Eleventh-Century Chronicling

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter deals with mid-eleventh-century chronicling: the making of Chronicle C, activity at Canterbury on Chronicle /E, a lost West Midlands Chronicle and possible development of Chronicle /D. ... More


The Annals of Æthelred and the Early Years of Cnut

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter considers the group of annals now found in Chronicles C, D, and E covering the reign of Æthelred II and the early years of the Danish conqueror Cnut. It discusses the identity of this ... More


After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Pauline Stafford

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This book traces the development of a group of anonymous, vernacular, annalistic chronicles—‘the Anglo-Saxon chronicles’—from their genesis at the court of King Alfred to their end at the Fenland ... More


The Continuations of Chronicle C and the Development of Chronicles in the Mid Eleventh Century

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter is concerned with annals in Chronicles C, D, E, and the lost West Midlands Chronicle numbered to the 1040s and 1050s, including those covering 1049–1052, the crisis of Edward the ... More


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