Elfric letter to brother edward_Rite of the Blood Eagle

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Summary of Ælfric, Letter to Brother Edward: When: A letter written just before 1000 by a famous Englishman Who: Ælfric- the man writing the letter to Brother Edward Brother Edward- and unknown recipient of the letter; scholars are unsure of whether he was actually related to Ælfric through blood, religion, or neither What: Falls into 3 sections-- deals with prohibition of consumption of blood—Ælfric discusses bible references in which God tells people not to eat the blood of any animal, fish, or human that they kill. He tells people to simply poor the blood of those beasts onto the earth before eating them (obviously referring to the animals and not the humans) urges Brother Edward and other people not to abandon English ways for Danish- Ælfric seems very upset that Edward has taken to wearing Danish fashion and cutting his hair the way the Danish have. He refers to the Danish as “heathens” and accuses Brother Edward of disrespecting his ancestors
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  • Spring '12
  • AndersWinroth,RobertaFrank
  • English, English-language films, Victim, It Was Written, Brother Edward

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