Monastic Life in Anglo-Saxon England, c.600-900

@article{Lavelle2008MonasticLI,
  title={Monastic Life in Anglo-Saxon England, c.600-900},
  author={Ryan Lavelle},
  journal={The English Historical Review},
  year={2008},
  pages={1511-1512}
}
  • R. Lavelle
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • History
  • The English Historical Review
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