Charter of Henry I to Christ Church, Canterbury, of 1123 (British Library, Campbell Chart. xxi 6). All images by permission of the British Library.
Well, this has been a bit of a blockbuster, but you have had a bit of Latin to Old English translation thrown in for free, so that's bound to be useful some time. To investigate the text in detail, go to the text pages and use the transcript popup window to help you try to read it. Or try a bit of transcription yourself and check it against ours. You may be delighted to know that the two authorities I used to check the Old English transcript differed in a couple of details and I had to make an executive decision. It made me feel better about any of my own little furphies.

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