Transcript of Ethelflede's Testament

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  • Reference
      GB 103 MS ADD 198
  • Dates of Creation
      18th century
  • Language of Material
      English, Old (ca.450-1100) English
  • Physical Description
      1 transcript

Scope and Content

MS transcript of the testament of Ethelflede (c10th century) in the Harleian Library, British Library. Featuring transcript of the text in Anglo Saxon / Old English, and a translation in modern English.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ethelflede was the widow of Ethelstan (?), Duke of the East-Anglians, who died in battle against the Danes near Maldon in 991.

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