The forty-second volume of Anglo-Saxon England begins with an article which introduces a 'new' Anglo-Latin poet to a modern audience, and ends with an article exploring the activities of a Norman archbishop of Canterbury when exiled from England in the early 1050s. Other disciplines well represented here are palaeography, philology, Old English language and literature, tenth-century diplomacy, and numismatics. Extended treatment is given to the reception in Anglo-Saxon England of a Latin life of St 'gidius, which lies behind the Old English Life of St Giles in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 303. It is also a privilege for the journal to include the first scholarly publication of the recently discovered seal-matrix of a certain 'lfric, presumed to have been a layman who flourished in the late tenth century; the object itself has been acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Each article is preceded by a short abstract.
1. The earliest Anglo-Latin poet: Lutting of Lindisfarne Michael Lapidge; 2. An Insular fragment of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica Nicholas A. Sparks; 3. The name of the Hwicce: a discussion Richard Coates; 4. The reception of the Latin Life of St Giles in Anglo-Saxon England Carmela Vircillo Franklin; 5. The mind, perception, and the reflexivity of forgetting in Alfred's Pastoral Care Benjamin A. Saltzman; 6. On saying yes in early Anglo-Saxon England Wim van der Wurff and Phillip Wallage; 7. "thelstan A' and the rhetoric of rule D. A. Woodman; 8. Scribal errors of proper names in the Beowulf manuscript Leonard Neidorf; 9. Discretio spirituum and The Whale Jeremy DeAngelo; 10. A new late Anglo-Saxon seal matrix Jane Kershaw and Rory Naismith; 11. The Agnus Dei penny of King 'thelred II: a call to hope in the Lord (Isaiah XL)? David Woods; 12. Robert of Jumieges, archbishop in exile (1052-5) Tom Licence.
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