A.D. 1042 x 1043. Writ of King Edward declaring that Abbot Ufi is to be entitled to the monastery at Bury St Edmunds and to everything pertaining thereto, and that the monastery is to retain unaltered the freedom granted to it by Cnut and Harthacnut. English and Latin versions


Bury St Edmunds


1. Cambridge, University Library, Add. 4220, f. 61r (s. xv; English version)
2. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 22v (s. xiii 2; English version)
3. London, British Library, Add. 14847, f. 30v (s. xiii/xiv; English version)
4. Cambridge, University Library, Add. 4220, f. 61v (s. xv; Latin version)
5. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 22v (s. xiii 2; Latin version)
6. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.4.35, f. 3v (s. xv med.; Latin version; incomplete)
7. Cambridge, University Library, Gg.4.4, f. 96v (s. xv med.; Latin version)


K, 868, ex MS 2

Printed and Translated:

Hervey 1907, p. 605; Harmer, Writs, no. 8 (pp. 154-5), ex MSS 2, 5


Harmer, Writs, pp. 138-45, 433-5, authentic except perhaps for the last sentence; Hart, ECEE, no. 95, authentic; Sharpe 2003, pp. 270-1, first (surviving) in sequence of writs

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    • Eadward king gret Alfric biscop and alle mine ˇeynes on Norfolke 7 on Suffolke frendlike. And ic kithe ihu ˇat ic wille ˇat Vui abbot be ˇet minstres wir∂e at Seynt Eadmundes biri and alle ˇinge ˇe ˇer to bireth on lande 7 on sake and on sokne and on alle ˇinge so ful and so forth so it firmest ˇider inne lay. & ic wille ˇat se freols stonde into ˇat minstre unawent ˇe Cnut king ˇider inne uthe 7 sithen Hardcnut kyng mine brother. & ic nelle ˇat efre ani bisscop ani ˇing him ˇer on ateo.