Burthegn


Burthegn
Lit. 'bower- thegri. An attendant of the king in his chamber (*bower); a *chamberlain whose responsibility was the king's money-chest. He was a *thegn close to the king; an attendant with access to his lord's or lady's private rooms. It was a senior and trusted post.

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  • Bower — The private rooms of the king or lord of a *burh, where he could be private and away from the hall, which was always public. Sometimes it was a small building physically separate from the hall, containing private rooms. More poetically, it was… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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  • Hraeglthegn — Keeper of the king s wardrobe. One of the AS king s most trusted *thegns, who maintained close contact with him. The Latin term for this office was vestiarius. [< OldEngl. hrasgl = clothing] Cf. Hraeglthegn; Burthegn; King s wardrobe …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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