By Barbara Yorke
?thelwold's lifestyles and his political and ecclesiastical significance within the 10th-century reformation obtain thorough scholarly scrutiny during this appraisal of his lifestyles and paintings. The stories comprise a comparability of ?thelwold's profession with that of alternative eu monastic reformers; a learn of ?thelwold's beginning at Abingdon; and of his involvement with the political crises of the tenth century. ?thelwold's abilities as a pupil are assessed via surviving Latin and outdated Englist texts, and as a instructor from the writings of his scholars. The scholarly paintings of his foundations is highlighted through a close research of the textual content of the Benedictional of St ?thelwold; different essays examine the track and sculpture played and produced at ?thelwold's foundations.Contributors: PATRICK WORMALD, ALAN THACKER, BARBARA YORKE, MICHAEL LAPIDGE, ANDREW PRESCOTT, MARY BERRY, ELIZABETH COATSWORTH
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1 Map showing sculptures with Christ on the Cross from mid ninth or earlier centuries 162 Fig. 2 Map showing sculptures of the Crucifixion from late ninth to eleventh centuries 163 Plate I a. Romsey I (Hants); b. Romsey II (Hants); c. Breamore (Hants); d. Headbourne Worthy (Hants), by permission of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England 168 Plate II a. Nassington (Northants); b. Marton (Lincs); c. Great Glen (Leics); d. Harmston (Lincs) 171 Plate III a. Langford I (Oxon); b.
76 Knowles, Monastic Order, pp 697701 and 702-3. Christ Church and St Augustine's, Canterbury, were also remarkably wealthy, but seem to have produced few bishops. 77 Æthelwold, in his vernacular account, places most emphasis on the role of King Edgar, but says that he acted with Dunstan's advice: Councils and Synods no. 33. See also Ælfric ch 18, and Wulfstan ch 27. 78 Hist. York I, 427, and see Stenton, Anglo-Saxon England, pp 449-53. Wulfstan, Vita ch25, stresses the links between Edgar and Æthelwold, and says that Æthelwold was a secretis Edgari.
Finally, I owe much to the acumen and patience of Barbara Yorke and Jenny Wormald, which extended far beyond the calls of editorial and conjugal duty respectively. Page 14 'stolen' from Æthewold in that he had exercised it behind his back, by drawing a morsel from out of a boiling cauldron. The third is the subject of this book. For English historians, the Tenth Century is above all one of 'Reformation', the enforcement of Benedictine observance upon the religious life which, to judge from his memorials, was the main inspiration of Æthewold's life.
Bishop Aethelwold: his career and influence by Barbara Yorke