Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 297 (2468)

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297 (2468)

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Medieval Provenance

General Information

Ker

306

Summary

Old English text of Bede's Death Song is part of Cuthbert's letter De obitu Bedæ, which itself is part of a chronicle to the year 1131. An Old English list of boundaries is written at the same time, but in a different hand, with a Latin charter recording the grant of lands to Bury St Edmunds by King Edmund. Kernotes that 'the manuscript was at Bury St Edmunds not long after it was written' (1957, p. 360).

Manuscript Items
  1. Item: p. 281

     

    • Title (A.33.3): Bede's Death Song: West Saxon Version

      Text Language: English

      Note: Occurs in the course of a chronicle extending to the year 1131, next to A.D. 734.

      Bibliography:

      Ker 1957, item 306

         

    • Item: pp. 328-29

       

      • Title (B.16.5.1): Bury: Boundaries of Land

        Incipit: (p. 328) This synden tha landgemæro. the ædmund kyng gebocade into sancte ædmunde

        Text Language: English

        Note: According to Ker 1957, this is inserted into the lower margins of a Latin charter in which King Edmund grants lands to Bury St. Edmunds, A. D. 945.

        Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 306

         

           

       


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      Additional Information

      Administration Information

      Description by Mary Swan and Owen Roberson with the assistance of Hollie Morgan, with reference to published scholarship (2010; 2013).


      History

      Provenance

      Bury St Edmunds?

      Bibliography

      Ker, N. R., Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957; repr. 1990), item 306

      Laing, Margaret, Catalogue of Sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1993), p. 125

      Sawyer, P.H., Anglo-Saxon Charters. An Annotated List and Bibliography, Guides and Handbooks 8 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1968), no. 507

      Watson, A.G., Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries, 2 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984)