A.D. 1051 x 1052 or 1053 x 1057. Writ of King Edward declaring that Ælfric Modercope has his full permission to commend himself to the abbots of Bury and of Ely. English


Bury St Edmunds


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


K, 877, ex MS 1; Thorpe, p. 416


Douglas and Greenaway, EHD II, no. 182 (p. 900)

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 21 (p. 162), ex MS 1


Douglas 1932, pp. cxi-ii; Harmer, Writs, pp. 149-50, 443, authentic; Stenton 1971, p. 491, example of commendation; Douglas and Greenaway, EHD II, p. 900; Abels 1988, p. 150; Reynolds 1994, pp. 332-3

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    • Eadward kyng gret Aylmer bisscop 7 Aelfger erl 7 alle mine ˇeynes on Suffolke and Norfolke frendlike. And ic kithe ou ˇat ic wille ˇat it is min fulle unna ˇat Alfrich Modercope mot bugan to ˇo tueyen abboten at Seynt Eadmunde 7 at Sancte Aetheldrede be Godes leue and be mine.