261 – The Anglo Saxon Chronicle and the Mercian Register

I hope that after the last few episodes (and honestly, the last few years) have dispelled the myth of elegance that surrounds monarchy. Especially medieval monarchy.

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  1. Thank you for this – I was getting about ready to ask you to clarify references to manuscript A, B and similar.

    Also copy is no longer a word.

  2. I love this episode. I did not expect to ever get a lecture on the phylogeny of historical manuscripts. It’s exactly like tracking mutations through species to see how they are related. Makes me wonder whether some manuscripts cluster more closely together than others, and whether that was due to chance or evolutionary pressures.

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