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date: 05 April 2020

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....

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