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Charles-Edwards, Wales and the Britons 350–1064 (Oxford: 2013), 452–466, with further references. 91 K&L, Alfred, 265 n. 195. For the Vita Alcuini, see Clavis des auteurs latins du moyen age: Territoire Français 735–987, II: Alcuin, ed. -H. Hélène Jullien and F. Perelman (Turnhout: 1999), 7–8, and Donald A. Bullough, Alcuin: Achievement and Reputation (Leiden: 2004), 36 Keynes the king in a way which suited his own purposes, which were to convey information of a certain kind about the king himself, and about the author’s standing with the king, presumably to his own advantage, and that of the king, and for the instruction of whatever readership or audience(s) he had in mind.

Keynes, “Alfred and the Mercians,” 22–23 (cf. K&L, Alfred, 254 n. 137, 266 n. 198, and 268 n. 206), and Pratt, “Illnesses,” 69–70. Dolley and Blunt, “Chronology,” 77–78; mec, 314. Asser, Chapter 91. 80 The gold rings associated with King Æthelwulf and Queen Æthelswith remind us that the craftsmanship and the thoughtful iconography were deep-rooted. 81 It might be better to wait, however, until yet another such object is found in a context which makes its purpose clear, and then to reassess their significance as a group (if indeed they still form a group).

Brooks and Kelly, 793–799 (no. 93). Keynes, “West Saxon Charters,” and “Power of the Written Word,” 184. 58 For a different view of the “Mercian” dimension, see Godden, “Stories,” 134–135. If Asser implies in Chapters 76–77 that the Mercians were from “outside” Alfred’s own kingdom, he may not mean anything more than that the helpers came from outside Wessex; the position in the mid-880s is well established by the evidence of charters and coins. Nor is there any necessary “denial” of Mercian scholarship in the preface to the Pastoral Care; and while Bishop Wærferth received a copy, it does not follow that he was among the bishops said (in the verse preface) to have known little Latin, or that he was then at Worcester (and not also at Alfred’s court).

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