? A.D 743 x 745. Æthelbald, king of Mercia, to Milred, bishop, and St Peter's Minster, Worcester; remission of the toll due on two ships at London. English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, f. 20r (s. xi 1)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 45-6; K, 95; Thorpe, pp. 28-9; B, 171; Earle, pp. 41-2

Printed and Translated:

Robertson, Charters, no. 1 (pp. 2-3)


Turner 1916, p. xxxiii, citing Stevenson, dubious; Vleeskruyer 1953, p. 47; Robertson, Charters, pp. 259-60, a translation from a Latin original; Dyer and Clarke 1969, p. 28; Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 367, probably authentic; Gelling, ECTV, no. 199, authentic; Scharer 1982, pp. 201-2, authentic basis, but not genuine in present form; Wormald 1985, p. 25, broadly trustworthy; Cubitt 1989, p. 30, two successive bishops of Worcester attest; Sims-Williams 1990, pp. 146-7, 328; Whybra 1990, p. 34; Kelly 1992, on ship-toll privileges; Kelly, St Augustine's, pp. lxxxv-xc, on diplomatic; John of Worcester, pp. 192-3 n. 4, on the difficulty that the witnesses include Milred's predecessor as bishop of Worcester.

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