A.D. 757 x 796. Offa, king of Mercia, extends the liberties of St Paul’s. Latin


London, St Paul's


Oxford, Bodleian Library, James 23 (S.C. 3860) (s. xvii)

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    • Ego Offa Merciorum rex deuotus monasterium quod celebri uocabulo Paulesbiri iuxta linguam huius insulae vocitatur æterna libertate pro animæ meæ salute amplifico.
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    • I, Offa, pious king of the Mercians, enlarge with eternal liberty the monastery that according to the language of this island is called by the famous name of Paul’s burh [i.e., St Paul’s Minster] for the good of my soul.