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Andrew Rabin

law-making and subordinated to the archbishop’s larger moral vision. 135 Evidence for this process survives in the form of the three versions of Æthelred’s ‘penitential edict’ of 1009: a Latin text preserved in the twelfth-century compilation Quadripartitus (designated VII Æthelred; translated below, pp. 186–8), an Old English ‘draft’ produced by Wulfstan sometime around the

in The political writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York
Rachel Stone and Charles West

This chapter contains the translated text ofDe divortio. It has several underlying sections, responding to the questions that Hincmar initially received. These sections were, however, further divided to make the twenty-three responses which appear in the manuscript. The original sections are as follows: the procedure at the councils of Aachen, rules on marriage, divorce and remarriage, the validity of ordeals, the next steps in Theutberga's case, the sodomy charge, Lothar's relationship with Waldrada and sorcery, Lothar's possibilities of remarriage, and the response of bishops towards appeals to them and the case of Engeltrude. De divortio also deals with seven further questions which Hincmar received six months after the first: who is able to judge the king, can the king avoid further judgement in the case, the case of Engeltrude, and the effects of communion with the king.

in The divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga