A.D. 777 x 780. Ealdred, subregulus of the Hwicce, with the permission of Bishop Tilhere, to Æthelburh, his kinswoman; lease, for life, of the minster at Fladbury, Worcs., with reversion to the bishopric of Worcester. Latin




1. Lost Somers charter 2 (lost)


Smith, Bede, pp. 765-6, ex MS; K, 146, ex Smith; B, 238, ex Smith; Pierquin, Recueil, pt 1, no. 73


Wanley, Catalogus, p. 301, no. 2, on MS; Finberg, ECWM, no. 225, p. 178, authentic; Æthelburh was abbess of Withington; Whitelock, EHD, p. 494, Æthelburh was not Offa's daughter; Hooke 1990, p. 34, on estate; Sims-Williams 1990, pp. 37-8, 132, 158, 238-9, agrees with Whitelock; Fladbury discussed; witness discussed

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    • + Regnante domino in secula sæculorum . Ego Aldred subregulus Huicciorum cum licentia venerabilis episcopi Tilheri monasterium illud on Flaedanbyrg dabo Æˇelburgæ propinquæ meæ coram testibus infra nominatis ea conditio