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5.1 - Anglo Saxon

Kemble, John M., ed. and trans. Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici. 6 Vols. English Historical Society Publications. London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1839-1848.
Abstract: Contains 1349 documents including most of the existing Anglo-Saxon charters, a large number of private legal documents, conveyances of land, leases, and wills, ranging from AD 604 to ca. AD 1061. Latin translation from the Anglo-Saxon.

Raine, James, William Greenwell, and Herbert M. Wood, eds. Wills and Inventories Illustrative of the History, Manners, Language, Statistics, etc. of the Northern Counties of England from the Eleventh Century Downwards. 4 v. Publications of the Surtees Society, v.2, 38, 112 & 142. London, J.B. Nichols and Son, 1835-1929. OCLC: 277439358
Abstract: Chiefly from the registry at Durham.

Thorpe, Benjamin, ed. Diplomatarium Anglicum Aevi Saxonici; a Collection of English Charters, From the Reign of King Aethelberht of Kent, A.D. DC. V. to That of William the Conqueror ... With a Translation of the Anglo-Saxon . London: Macmillan, 1865.
Abstract: A collection of some 325 English charters from the reign of Aethelberht of Kent, AD 605 to the Norman Conquest, with a translation of the Anglo-Saxon. Contents: I, Miscellaneous charters; II, Wills; III, Guilds; IV, Manumissions and acquitances.

Whitelock, Dorothy, and Harold D. Hazeltine, ed. Anglo-Saxon Wills. Cambridge Studies in English Legal History. Holmes Beach, FL: Gaunt, 1986.
Abstract: Original edition, with translation and notes by Dorothy Whitelock, published in 1930 by Cambridge University Press. Republished by Gaunt (Holmes Beach, FL) in 1986 with comments on the 1930 edition by H. D. Hazeltine.

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