A.D. 1042 x 1066. King Edward to St Edmunds; confirmation of privileges and grant of land at Mildenhall, Suffolk, and eight and a half hundreds at Thingoe, Suffolk. Latin and English versions


Bury St Edmunds


1. Cambridge, University Library, Ee.3.60, f. 130r (s. xiv med.; Latin version)
2. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 23r (s. xiii 2; Latin version)
3. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.4.35, f. 4r (s. xv med.; Latin version; incomplete)
4. Cambridge, University Library, Gg.4.4, f. 97r-v (s. xv med.; Latin version)
5. London, British Library, Add. 14847, f. 31r (s. xiii/xiv; Latin version)
6. London, British Library, Harley 645, f. 143v (s. xiv; Latin version)
7. London, British Library, Harley 743, f. 59r (s. xiv med.; Latin version)
8. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 23r (s. xiii 2; English version)
9. London, British Library, Add. 14847, f. 31r-v (s. xiii/xiv; English version)


K, 915, Latin version, ex MSS 6, 7; K, 1346, English version, ex MS 9; Thorpe, pp. 418-19, Latin version, ex MSS 5, 6, 7; Hervey 1907, p. 609, Latin version; Pierquin, Recueil, pt 6, no. 1046, Latin version

Printed and Translated:

Thorpe, pp. 417-19, English version, ex MS 9; Hervey 1907, pp. 607-8, English version


Davis 1909, pp. 418-20; Lobel 1935, p. 7; Harmer, Writs, p. 141 n. 2, spurious; Keynes 1980, p. 113 n. 92, spurious; Dumville 1993, pp. 37 n. 140, 38, spurious; Pelteret 1995, p. 167 n. 13, on a formula; Sharpe 2003, pp. 245-6, forged; attempt to turn writ into diploma

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    • + In omnipotentis dei nomine. Ego Eadwardus rex indico omnibus hominibus de consilio quod consiliatus sum cum omnibus consiliariis meis pro remedio animae meae et pro incolumitate tocius gentis meae; hoc est, quod annuo aeternam libertatem sancto regi Ea