Illustrations of damnation in late Anglo-Saxon manuscripts

  title={Illustrations of damnation in late Anglo-Saxon manuscripts},
  author={Sarah Semple},
  journal={Anglo-Saxon England},
  pages={231 - 245}
  • S. Semple
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Anglo-Saxon England
‘Many tribulations and hardships shall arise in this world before its end, and they are heralds of the eternal perdition to evil men, who shall afterwards suffer eternally in the black hell for their sins.’ These words, composed by Ælfric in the last decade of the tenth century, reflect a preoccupation in the late Anglo-Saxon Church with perdition and the infernal punishments that awaited sinners and heathens. Perhaps stimulated in part by anxiety at the approach of the millennium, both Ælfric… Expand
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