A.D. 1043 x 1053. Writ of King Edward declaring that Abbot Leofwine of Coventry is to have judicial and financial rights over the land and over his men, as fully and completely as Earl Leofric had. English and Latin versions




1. Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Birthplace Library, Gregory Leiger-Book, pp. 23-24 (s. xiv; both versions)
2. London, British Library, Add. 32100, f. 115v (s. xvi; Latin only)


Harmer, Writs, no. 46 (p. 222), ex MS 2; Harmer 1959, p. 103, from MS 1


Harmer, Writs, pp. 218-19, 463-4, authentic; Lancaster 1954; Harmer 1959, pp. 98-100, authentic; Hart, ECNE, no. 76, authentic; Hooke 1999, p. 106; Foot 2000, II. 71

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    • Edward/ ge kynge gret myne Busshopes 7 myne Erles 7 alle myne theygnes in ye shire ger ger Leouwyn Abbot in Couentree habbet lond inne freondliche. 7 ich chuthe ou yat ich wille yat he boe his sace 7 ys socene wurth tolles 7 temes ouer hys lond 7 ouer hys meyn bynnen borough 7 bouten so foul 7 so forth so so Leofric Erl firmest hauede. 7 ich nulle suffren yat mon hym in any thyng mysbede.