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Chapter 9 Reading Practice

Try to read and understand the following paragraph without translating it word for word. See how much you can understand before you look at the translation below. Remember that Tyronian note ( 7 ) means “and.” “xxx” is the Roman numeral 30.

From the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for 900:

Her gefor ælfred Aþulfing syx nihtum ær ealra haligra mæssan. Se wæs cyning ofer eall Ongelcyn butan þæm dæle þe under Dena onwalde wæs, 7 he heold þæt rice oþrum healfum læs þe xxx wintra. 7 þa feng Eadweard his sunu to rice.

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