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Annals of Corvey
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[Annales Corbeienses]

9th-12th century. Germany. A set of annals written in margins of a manuscript of Anglo-Saxon Easter tables which were taken from England to Germany: The manuscript is still in Westphalia: Münster, SA, Msc. I, Nr. 243.

The manuscript and the tables themselves probably originated at Bede's monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow in the North of England (not Lindisfarne as scholars once believed) in the mid-eighth century. Annals concerning Northumbria began to be written on it in the 8th century (see Frankish Annals of Lindisfarne and Kent), after which it was transfer…

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Kennedy, Edward Donald, “Annals of Corvey”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001312>
First published online: 2016

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