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By Susan J. Ridyard

ISBN-10: 0521088100

ISBN-13: 9780521088107

Inside Anglo-Saxon England there has been a powerful and enduring culture of royal sanctity - of guys and ladies of royal start who, in an age sooner than the advance of papal canonisation, got here to be commemorated as saints through the neighborhood church. This learn, which specializes in a few of the best-documented cults of the traditional kingdoms of Wessex and East Anglia, is a contribution in the direction of knowing the expansion and carrying on with value of England's royal cults. the writer examines modern and near-contemporary theoretical interpretations of the connection among royal start and sanctity, analyses intensive the ancient means of cult-creation, and addresses the matter of continuity of cult within the aftermath of the Norman Conquest of 1066. An realizing accordingly emerges of where of the English royal saint not just in Anglo-Saxon society but additionally in that of the Anglo-Norman realm.

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Those w h o have avoided this error include D. H. Farmer (ODS, p. 118) and the editors of Heads (p. 223). Leland, Collectanea, 1,413. For Edburga's status within the nunnery see Vita Edburge, fols. 96—96V, an ambiguous passage which suggests that the saint may have held the office of precentrix; it may however mean simply that her love of singing was such that she seemed to be like a precentrix. 91 Vita Edburge, fols. 87V, 88. , fols. 103, 107V. , fol. 88. Elsewhere (fols. 104V-105) Osbert writes of Alfghiua 'uenerabilis abbatiss[a], que de Colonia ciuitate Germanie ex generoso sanguine natiuitatis traxit originem, et in nouo sanctimonialium uirginum monasterio quod Capitolium dicitur sancte religionis didicit honestatem'.

Armitage Robinson; Life ofKing Edward, ed. Barlow, pp. xxx-xli and App. D; P. Chaplais, 'The original charters of Herbert and Gervase, abbots of Westminster (1121-1157)', in A medieval miscellany for Doris Mary Stenton, ed. P. M. Barnes and C. F. Slade, Pipe Roll Society, New Series 36 (London, 1962 for i960), pp. 89—110; L. d. 950-1500, with an edition of the fourteenth-century Middle English and Latin Lives', Mediaeval Studies 33 (1971), 292-333. Osbert's Vita Edburge is listed as BHL, no. 2385 and T.

9 1 . , pp. 92—3. Life of King Edward, ed. Barlow, p. 262. MBHA, in, fols. 264V-265 (15 June); iv, fols. 296-296V ( i 8 J u l y ) . T h e M S S upon which this edition is based - O x f o r d , Bodleian Library, M S S Rawl. liturg. e . i * and G o u g h liturg. 8 — were clearly together as t w o volumes of the same b o o k prior to their incorporation into the Rawlinson and G o u g h collections. , 1, vii-xi. O n the provenance of these M S S see also N . R. Ker, Medieval libraries of Great Britain: a list of surviving books, Royal Historical Society Guides and H a n d b o o k s 3, 2nd edn (London, 1964), p .

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