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By Nicole G Discenza, Paul E Szarmach

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The evidence of charters and coins makes it difficult, therefore, to accept the chronicler’s disparaging reference to Ceolwulf as indicative of an attitude which prevailed in the mid-870s. The remark probably represents an opinion adopted in the early 890s by someone ready to make a mockery of the more distant past in defence or explanation of the political situation which by his day had come to prevail. 32 33 34 Mark Blackburn and Simon Keynes, “A Corpus of the Cross-and-Lozenge and Related Coinages of Alfred, Ceolwulf II and Archbishop Æthelred,” in Kings, Currency and Alliances, ed.

15 Perhaps there were differences between the western and eastern parts which would have made this difficult; more likely there was not yet the will. 17 He seems to have had little to fear from the Mercians, and makes a distinctive impression overall. The annals bearing on the Viking invasions (as seen from a later perspective) convey an impression of spirited resistance. In 853 Burgred, king of the Mercians (c. ”19 In 855 he went to Rome, staying on the way home 14 S 1438, edited with discussion in Charters of Christ Church Canterbury, ed.

1, nos. 1, nos. 34 In this case the portrait on the obverse was derived from a Roman model, and the reverse design was in the “Mercian” tradition. In London, coins of this type were struck in the names of both kings, perhaps for one after the other, perhaps for both simultaneously; the most prolific moneyer, Liafwald, worked for both kings. At Canterbury, coins of the Cross-and-Lozenge type were minted for Alfred and for Archbishop Æthelred; and it would appear that they were minted also (for Alfred) at a mint elsewhere in Wessex, and (for Ceolwulf) at a mint elsewhere in Mercia.

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