Aethelstan

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
published on 05 March 2018

Aethelstan (also given as Athelstan) - the figure on the left - reigned as King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924–927 CE and as King of the English from 927-939 CE. He is here depicted in the frontispiece of Bede's Life of St Cuthbert as presenting a copy of the book to Saint Cuthbert himself. The original manuscript is MS 183, f.1v housed at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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