Annales Lindisfarnenses et Dunelmenses
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(Annals of Lindisfarn and Durham)

12th century. England. A fine example of Latin Easter annals from the Benedictine monastery at Durham, covering the years 532-1199. They were written in the second quarter of the century by a series of scribes, one of whom has been identified as Symeon of Durham. As Symeon was a noted historian, it has been mooted that he may have been responsible for the work as a whole. The title stems from Pertz, who mistakenly thought the annals were written in Lindisfarne concurrently with events from the 8th century onwards. The manuscript, which belonged to Dur…

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Dunphy, Graeme, “Annales Lindisfarnenses et Dunelmenses”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 26 April 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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