The ætheling: a study in Anglo-Saxon constitutional history

@article{Dumville1979TheA,
  title={The {\ae}theling: a study in Anglo-Saxon constitutional history},
  author={David Norman Dumville},
  journal={Anglo-Saxon England},
  year={1979},
  volume={8},
  pages={1 - 33}
}
  • D. Dumville
  • Published 1 December 1979
  • Linguistics, History
  • Anglo-Saxon England
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