A message from the author: Welcome to the Anglo-Saxon Penitentials: A Cultural Database. Twenty years of research, multiple international trips and countless hours have gone into translating each of these precious documents by hand. I hope you find the translations useful if your own research or studies. As always, if you find any issues with them, please let me know.
— Allen J. Frantzen
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Allen J. Frantzen, professor emeritus at Loyola University Chicago, has written eight books, most recently Food, Eating, and Identity in Early Medieval Britain (2014), and edited or co-edited eleven others, including Teaching Beowulf in the Twenty-first Century (2014).