Bishop Aethelwold: his career and influence by Barbara Yorke

By Barbara Yorke

?thelwold's existence and his political and ecclesiastical value within the 10th-century reformation obtain thorough scholarly scrutiny during this appraisal of his existence and paintings. The experiences contain a comparability of ?thelwold's occupation with that of alternative ecu monastic reformers; a learn of ?thelwold's starting place at Abingdon; and of his involvement with the political crises of the tenth century. ?thelwold's talents as a student are assessed via surviving Latin and outdated Englist texts, and as a instructor from the writings of his students. The scholarly paintings of his foundations is highlighted by way of an in depth research of the textual content of the Benedictional of St ?thelwold; different essays examine the track and sculpture played and produced at ?thelwold's foundations.Contributors: PATRICK WORMALD, ALAN THACKER, BARBARA YORKE, MICHAEL LAPIDGE, ANDREW PRESCOTT, MARY BERRY, ELIZABETH COATSWORTH

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D. Parsons (Chichester, 1975) Two Chronicles Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel, ed. C. Plummer, 2 vols (Oxford, 18929) Wulfstan, Vita Vita S. Æthelwoldi, Three Lives of English Saints, ed. M. Winterbottom (Toronto, 1972) Wulfstan, Narratio Frithegodi Monachi Breviloquium Vitae Beati Wilfredi et Wulfstani Cantoris Narratio Metrica de Sancto Swithuno, ed. A. Campbell (Zurich, 1950) Page 1 Introduction Barbara Yorke The main events of Æthelwold's life are relatively well-recorded in contemporary and near-contemporary documents.

Gneuss, 'The origin of Standard Old English and Æthelwold's school at Winchester', ASE 1 (1972), 6384, and Lapidge below, ch4, pp 108-10. 69 The principle editions of Ælfric's work are The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church, Part I, ed. Thorpe (London, 1844); Ælfric's Lives of the Saints, ed. Skeat, EETS 76, 82, 94 and 114 (London, 1881-90); Ælfric's Catholic Homilies: The Second Series, ed. Godden, EETS, 2nd series, no. (London, 1979). John, 'The World of Abbot Ælfric's, Ideal and Reality, pp 300-16.

Clemoes (Cambridge) B W. de. G. Birch, Cartularium Saxonicum, 3 vols and index (London, 18859) BM Facs. British Museum Facsimiles CCM Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale Chron. Abingdon Chronicon Monasterii de Abingdon, ed. J. Stevenson, RS, 2 vols (London, 1858) Councils and Synods Councils and Synods, with other documents relating to the English Church, I, 8711204, ed. D. Whitelock, M. 5001042, ed. D. Whitelock, 2nd edn (London, 1979) Gesta Pontificum Willelmi Malmesbiriensis Monachi De Gestis Pontificum Anglorum, ed.

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