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Copy Of A Charter Of King Eadred To His Goldsmith, In The Wilton Cartulary

Copy Of A Charter Of King Eadred To His Goldsmith, In The Wilton Cartulary

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1250

Shelfmark: Harley MS 436

Item number: f.76v

Length: 26.6

Width: 18.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

A cartulary is a collection of loose charters (documents) copied in book form, both to make them easier to consult, and as a 'backup' in the case the originals get lost or damaged. Usually they contains records of properties and rights (rather than minor transactions), and are commonly arranged chronologically if they refer to rights, or geographically if they refer to property. This manuscript contains copies of about 36 royal and other charters granted to the Benedictine nunnery of Wilton, in Wiltshire. This page contains a copy of a charter granted by King Eadred (c.923-955) to 'Aelfsig his goldsmithe' (line 3) of land at 'Winterburnan' and on the Isle of Wight (lines 1-2).

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