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    A Welsh record of an Anglo-Saxon political mutilation

    Boyle, Elizabeth (2006) A Welsh record of an Anglo-Saxon political mutilation. Anglo-Saxon England, 35. pp. 245-249. ISSN 0263-6751

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    A previously unidentified annal-entry in the Welsh chronicles Brut y Tywysogion and Brenhinedd y Saesson records the blinding of the sons of Ealdorman Ælfhelm as part of the ‘palace revolution’ of 1006. This article discusses how the Old English names Wulfheah and Ufegeat were recorded by Welsh scribes in accordance with Welsh phonological and orthographical norms. Possible Anglo-Saxon sources for the annal-entry are briefly considered and the transmission of the annal-entry in the Welsh sources is analysed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Welsh record; Anglo-Saxon; political mutilation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Celtic Studies > Early Irish (Sean Ghaeilge)
    Item ID: 4642
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    Depositing User: Elizabeth Boyle
    Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 16:48
    Journal or Publication Title: Anglo-Saxon England
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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