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|Author=Unknown. It is usually conjectured that the author was active in England. Because of the Irish element, Edmund Bishop espoused the theory that the author was an Irishman who may have been working at Alfred’s court, while the inclusion of French/Flemish saints has given rise to similar arguments in favour of a continental origin. Current views tend to be more circumspect. McGurk: “either by an Englishman who had frequent recourse to Irish sources, or, as was suggested by Bishop, and still seems the more likely, by an Irishman working in English court circles, though these need not have been limited to Winchester”.
 
|Author=Unknown. It is usually conjectured that the author was active in England. Because of the Irish element, Edmund Bishop espoused the theory that the author was an Irishman who may have been working at Alfred’s court, while the inclusion of French/Flemish saints has given rise to similar arguments in favour of a continental origin. Current views tend to be more circumspect. McGurk: “either by an Englishman who had frequent recourse to Irish sources, or, as was suggested by Bishop, and still seems the more likely, by an Irishman working in English court circles, though these need not have been limited to Winchester”.
 
|LanguageAuto=Latin language
 
|LanguageAuto=Latin language
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|Language=Latin. Includes some Grecisms.
 
|Date=Late 9th or early 10th century. If the obits of King Alfred and Ealhswith are not later additions, then the latter provides a terminus post quem of 902. This and the suggested date of the earliest manuscript witness would make it possible to date the text to the reign of King Edward the Elder.
 
|Date=Late 9th or early 10th century. If the obits of King Alfred and Ealhswith are not later additions, then the latter provides a terminus post quem of 902. This and the suggested date of the earliest manuscript witness would make it possible to date the text to the reign of King Edward the Elder.
 
|Century1=9th century
 
|Century1=9th century
|Century1Part=2nd half
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|Century1Part=late
 
|Century2Select=×
 
|Century2Select=×
 
|Century2=10th century
 
|Century2=10th century

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