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date: 23 October 2019

Ælfric of Eynsham [Ælfric Grammaticus, Ælfric the Homilist]locked

(c. 950–c. 1010)
  • Malcolm Godden

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Ælfric of Eynsham [Ælfric Grammaticus, Ælfric the Homilist] (c. 950–c. 1010), Benedictine abbot of Eynsham and scholar, is of unknown origins, though his language suggests he came from Wessex. He was educated under Æthelwold in the monastic school at Winchester, and after becoming a monk and priest was sent about 987 to the abbey of ...

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