A.D. 1044 x 1047. Writ of King Edward declaring that all things lawfully pertaining to the property of St Edmund are to be the uncontested possession of that house. English


Bury St Edmunds


1. Cambridge, University Library, Ff.2.33, f. 23r-v (s. xiii 2)
2. London, British Library, Add. 14847, f. 31r (s. xiii/xiv)


K, 852, ex MS 1

Printed and Translated:

Hervey 1907, pp. 610-11; Harmer, Writs, no. 13 (p. 157), ex MS 1


Harmer, Writs, pp. 139-40, 438, authentic; Sharpe 2003, p. 288, part of sequence of writs

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    • Eadward kyng gret Stigand bisscop 7 Harald erl and alle mine ˇeynes on Estangle frendlike. And ic kithe ihu ˇat ic wille ˇat alle ˇinge ˇe mid rithte bire∂ into Seynt Eadmundes are mine meyes 7 gode men ˇider inne uthen lige ˇider in unbesaken. And ic nelle/ ˇafien ˇat ani man uttige ani ˇing ˇat hem mid rithte to bire∂ neither ne on londe ne oˇere ˇingan.