Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

[Image: Witness list of a royal diploma, S 497 (extract); Aelfwine]


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The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) is a database which aims to provide structured information relating to all the recorded inhabitants of England from the late sixth to the late eleventh century. It is based on a systematic examination of the available written sources for the period, including chronicles, saints’ Lives, charters, libri vitae, inscriptions, Domesday Book and coins; and is intended to serve as a research tool suitable for a wide range of users with an interest in this period.

The current edition of PASE was published online on 18 August 2010. Among other enhancements, this offers a new web interface providing enhanced access to the database, together with a new dataset linked to mapping facilities designed to facilitate the identification of English landholders in Domesday Book.

PASE is based in the Department of History and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, at King’s College, London, and in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, at the University of Cambridge. The project was funded from 2000 to 2004 by the Arts and Humanities Research Board, and from 2005 to 2008 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

For further information about the project, see About PASE.

This resource is dedicated to Professor Nicholas Brooks and Dr Ann Williams.