(c. 950 – c. 1010)

Ælfric of Eynsham (the Grammarian); English abbot, as well as a prolific writer in Old English of hagiography, homilies, biblical commentaries, and other genres; also known variously as Ælfric Grammaticus, Ælfric of Cerne and Ælfric the Homilist.


  • The Sermones Catholici, or Homilies of Ælfric in "The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church" (1844), translated by Benjamin Thorpe
  • Ælfric's Lives of Saints in "Aelfric's Lives of Saints being a Set of Sermons on Saints' Days formerly observed by the English Church"
  • Ælfric's Colloquy, in "Analecta Anglo-Saxonica" (1834) by Benjamin Thorpe
  • A Treatise on the Old and New Testaments (1623), edited by W. L'Isle
  • The Life of St. Æthelwold in "Chron. Monasterii de Abingdon" ii. 255, edited by R. S. Stevenson
  • Excerpts from St. Æthelwold's Rule of St. Benedict
  • Canons written for Wulfsy, bishop of Sherborn (991–1001)
  • Pastoral Letter written for Wulfstan, archbishop of York (1003–1023)
  • Quando dividis Chrisma
  • Latin Grammar and Glossary printed by "Dictionarium Saxonico-Latino-Anglicum" (1659)
  • De Temporibus Anni published in "Popular Treatises on Science during the Middle Ages" (1841), edited by T. Wright

In translation

  • St. Edmund, King and Martyr
  • The Heptateuchus, an abridgment and translation of the first seven books of the Old Testament, (1699), edited by E. Thwaites

Works about Ælfric



Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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