The first printed edition of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle was that by Abraham Wheelock, or Wheloc, Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge. G (not then destroyed), with additions from A, and was accompanied by a Latin translation. And after that the king went into Wessex, and collected his forces.
This has arisen from the fact that a date left blank in the original copy has occasionally been inadvertently filled by the transcriber with the next entry, and so caused a general ante-dating of the succeeding annals. A, C, D and E may all be regarded as contemporary chronicles, and not open to suspicion on chronological grounds. And then gathered he his forces for the third time, and went to London, all north of Thames, and so out through Clayhanger; and relieved the citizens, and drove the army in flight to their ships.
A complete analytical edition in modern English, with corrected dates, is still, and must perhaps remain, a desideratum. And then, two days after, the king went over at Brentford, and there fought against the army, and put them to flight: and there many of the English people were drowned, from their own carelessness; they who went before the forces, and would take booty.
These methods include manuscript study, placing a document in its historical and cultural context, digital humanities, cultural linguistics and literary criticism.
This course will appeal to students interested in Old English language and literature, Anglo-Saxon culture, Medieval Studies and medieval historiography.
The manuscript breaks off in the middle of the events of 1066, as if a process of composition or copying had been interrupted.
This manuscript of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is notable for the range of material it includes.
Upon completion of the course, students will be well equipped to write their MA thesis on a topic in Medieval Studies, with a focus on medieval English literature and culture. Two-hour seminar per week Independent study of primary material and critical, secondary texts. • ±26 hours of seminars • ±150 hours of studying primary and secondary material in preparation for tutorials • ±104 hours for independent research and writing of coursework This is an approximation; some students read quickly and write slowly and vice versa.
Students need to register in u Sis for classes, exams and final papers.
In addition to these, there is, in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, a copy made in 1563–4, by William Lambard, of a MS. B i.), is also connected with the same monastery, and has been called the Abingdon Chronicle. A peculiarity of both B and C, showing a close connexion, is that they interpolate bodily a number of annals (from 902 to 924) dealing mainly with the deeds of Æthelfled, a Lady of the Mercians, generally designated as the Mercian Register. The original MS., though by seven or eight different hands, was all compiled in the latter half of the XI. The greater part of it, to 1121, is apparently in one hand, but the latest entries are probably contemporary with the events described. This year Christ was crucified; being from the beginning of the world about five thousand two hundred and twenty-six years. Then befell it that king Ethelred died, before the ships arrived. George's mass day, and he held his kingdom with great toil and under great difficulties the while that his life lasted.
which now exists only in the shape of three disfigured leaves. in the British Museum, some of which were damaged or destroyed by a fire in Little Dean's Yard, Westminster, in the year 1731. was printed by Abraham Wheloc in 1633–4; and it is evident that, as far as it goes, it is a copy of the Cambridge MS. A (CCCC 173) is part of the bequest of Archbishop Parker (died 1575) to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and is now generally known as the Parker MS. A vi.) is all in one hand, and is supposed to have been copied about the year 1000, which is not remote from the year 977, at which it ends. It is written in several hands, but from the regularity of its pages it seems to have been transcribed as a whole. century, with the exception of one late entry of 1130. Owing to the numerous entries relating to Peterborough, it evidently came into the possession of that monastery. And then, after his end, all the peers who were in London, and the citizens, chose Edmund to be king: and he strenuously defended his kingdom the while that his time lasted. And within a little space they went to London, and they dug a great ditch on the south side, and dragged their ships to the west side of the bridge; and then afterwards they ditched the city around, so that no one could go either in or out: and they repeatedly fought against the city; but the citizens strenuously withstood them.