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Frankish annals of Lindisfarne and Kent
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8th-9th centuries. England. Thirteen brief Latin monastic annals, some consisting of a single word, that originated at Lindisfarne in Northumbria and in Kent and that are found in the margins of Easter tables in manuscripts of the Cyclus paschalis of Dionysius Exiguus. Although written ca 740-ca 830, the annals cover events of the 7th and early 8th centuries, such as the accession of King Osred of Northumbria in 704 and the death of Bede in 735. They were probably originally separate chronicles from Kent and Northumbria with the former consisting of a list of obits o…

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Kennedy, Edward Donald, “Frankish annals of Lindisfarne and Kent”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001311>
First published online: 2016

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