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In an earlier paper that looked at the dating of Edward the Confessor’s shrine at Westminster Abbey and which was published in volume 97 of The Antiquaries Journal, the authors suggested that a scribal error in the recording of the original inscription by the fifteenth-century monk Richard Sporley may have led to the incorrect date of 1279 being given for the construction (or, at least, completion) of the shrine. As a result of the debate aroused by that earlier paper, the authors have now reconsidered and slightly amended their original argument.