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EDWARD THE CONFESSOR’S SHRINE IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY: ITS DATE OF CONSTRUCTION RECONSIDERED

  • Matthew Payne (a1) and Warwick Rodwell (a2)

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This paper re-evaluates the evidence for the dating of Edward the Confessor’s shrine at Westminster Abbey, which has been the subject of debate for many years. The paper presents a new argument that the manuscript evidence for a later date is based on an identifiable scribal error, locates the source of this error and postulates an alternative original reading of the inscription on the shrine pedestal.

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