Appendix
Post-conquest forgeries of charters

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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Emma Mason (editor)

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1988

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321-322

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'Appendix: Post-conquest forgeries of charters', Westminster Abbey Charters, 1066 - c.1214: London Record Society 25 (1988), pp. 321-322. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63961 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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APPENDIX

There survive some genuine pre-Conquest charters for Westminster Abbey, but the majority purporting to date from before the reign of W I have subsequently been amended to a greater or lesser extent, even when they are not complete forgeries. These texts include one charter of Offa of Mercia; two of Edgar; one of Ethelred Unraed; two of St Dunstan and thirty-three of King Edward. From the commentaries listed by Sawyer, it will be apparent that there is often disagreement on the authenticity of the texts. Some may represent genuine grants, copied in the decades after the Norman Conquest; others have clearly been amended and expanded, while some are outright forgeries, reflecting the activities of Osbert de Clare and the scribes who were influenced by him.

WRITS AND CHARTERS ALLEGEDLY DATING FROM BEFORE THE NORMAN CONQUEST, BUT CONTAINING INDICATIONS Of POST-CONQUEST HANDIWORK:

GRANTORHARMERSAWYERHARVEY, WA
Offa of Mercia501no. 124345
Edgar338–9no. 774341–2; 344–6; 349, 351, 354, 358
Edgarno. 145021, 352
Ethelred Unraed287no. 894350, 352–4
St Dunstanno. 129321, 23, 37, 350, 352–4, 359
St Dunstanno. 1295352
Edward (First Charter)288–9no. 1043
Edward (Second Charter)59n.1no. 1011
Edward (Third Charter)290no. 1041
Edward (Telligraphus)290no. 1039
Edwardno. 100no. 1144344, 363
Edwardno. 84no. 1128343
Edwardno. 80no. 1124
Edward291no. 1040
Edwardno. 93no. 1137358
Edwardno. 101no. 1145344, 363
Edwardno. 89no. 1133351
Edwardno. 103no. 1147356 and n.
Edwardno. 92no. 1136359 and n.
Edwardno. 81no. 1125
Edwardno. 104no.1148356 and n.
Edwardno. 98no. 1142354
Edwardno. 97no. 1141338, 354
Edwardno. 85no.1129345
Edwardno. 76no.1120
Edwardno. 78no.1122345
Edwardno. 91no.113572, 74
Edwardno. 90no.1134
Edwardno. 79no.1123346
Edwardno. 74no.1118342
Edwardno. 73no.1118344
Edwardno. 86no.1117354
Edwardno. 77no.1121349
Edwardno. 94no.113847
Edwardno. 102no.1146344, 363
Edwardno. 82no.1126
Edwardno. 105no.1149
Edwardno. 75no.1119
Edwardno. 106no.1150