Rome: Capital of Anglo-Saxon England

  title={Rome: Capital of Anglo-Saxon England},
  author={Nicholas Phillies Howe},
  journal={Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies},
  pages={147 - 172}
  • N. Howe
  • Published 11 March 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
In its attention to the death of one pope and the ordination of his successor, the opening sentence of this entry is typical of others in the Chronicle. Popes died with predictable regularity, and for reasons both religious and political, it was necessary to record the end of one term and the start of the next one. Every iteration of this sequence served as well to remind the English readership of the Chronicle that Rome was the center of western Christendom as a spiritual realm subject to the… 
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