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Believed to have been acquired by the Corporation with deeds to gild land which once belonged to Bury St Edmunds Abbey.
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An original or contemporary copy of the charter of liberties granted by King Cnut to monks of Bury St Edmunds, c 1021.
The main text is in Latin, followed by the names of the King and the witnesses to the grant. Under the list of witnesses is a condensed translation of the text in Anglo-Saxon.
Harrod reference: Ae 34
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An edition for the British Academy of the Anglo-Saxon Charters of Bury St Edmunds Abbey by Professor Sarah Foot and Dr Kathryn A Lowe is in preparation (2012).
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