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Originally compiled on the orders of King Alfred the Great, approximately A.D. 890, and
subsequently maintained and added to by generations of anonymous scribes until the middle of the
12th Century. The original language is Anglo-Saxon (Old English), but later entries are essentially
Middle English in tone.
Translation by Rev. James Ingram (London, 1823), with additional readings from the translation of Dr.
J.A. Giles (London, 1847).
The text of this edition is based on that published as "The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" (Everyman Press,
London, 1912). This edition is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN in the United States.
This electronic edition was edited, proofed, and prepared by Douglas B. Killings
(DeTroyes@AOL.COM), July 1996.
At present there are nine known versions or fragments of the "Anglo-Sax