Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Byrhtferth of Ramseylocked

(fl. c. 986–c. 1016)
  • Michael Lapidge


Byrhtferth of Ramsey (fl.c. 986–c. 1016), Benedictine monk and scholar, was the author of a substantial corpus of writing, in both Latin and Old English. Very little is known of his life beyond what can be gleaned from incidental references in his writings....

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

T. Arnold, ed., , 2 vols., RS, 75 (1882–5); repr. (1965)
Early English Text Society