A.D. 1042 x 1047. Writ of King Edward declaring that he has granted to Bishop Ælfwine the bishopric of Winchester as fully and completely as ever King Cnut granted it to him, that is, with judicial and financial rights. English


Winchester, Old Minster


1. London, British Library, Add. 29436, f. 10r (s. xiii med.)


Galbraith 1920, p. 385 (no. 1)

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 109 (p. 397)


Harmer, Writs, pp. 381-2, 525, possibly authentic in substance; Finberg, ECW, no. 160, authentic, S 1152 seems to be enlarged and doubtful version of same writ

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    • Eadweard cyng gret ealle mine biscopas 7 eorlas 7 ˇegnas on ælcere scire ˇer/ land licge in to Ealdan Mynstre. 7 ic cy∂e eow ˇæt ic hæbbe geunnen ælfwine biscop ˇæs byscoprices eall swa full 7 swa for∂ swa Cnud cing hit him firmest geu∂e. ˇæt is ˇæt ic geann Criste 7 Sancte Petre 7 Sancte Paule in to ˇan halgan stede 7 him ˇæt hig beon heora sace wur∂e 7 socne binnan port 7 butan tolles wur∂e 7 teames forstealles 7 infangenes ˇeofes, hamsocne 7 mundbryces 7 ælces wites læssan 7 maran Gode to lofe for minre sawle 7 for ealra ˇæra cyninga ˇe ætforan me wæron 7 æfter me cuma∂. 7 gif hwa ˇis awendan wylle sy he fordemed mid Iudan Scariothe butan he ær his for∂si∂e hit gebete.