Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) is a database and associated website that aims to construct a prosopography of individuals within Anglo-Saxon England [1] The PASE online database[2] presents details (which it calls factoids) of the lives of every recorded individual who lived in, or was closely connected with, Anglo-Saxon England from 597 to 1087,[3] with specific citations to (and often quotations from) each primary source describing each factoid.

The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE)
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The logo of the PASE website
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Screenshot of the PASE database interface
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PASE was funded by the British Arts and Humanities Research Council from 2000 to 2008 as a major research project based at King's College London in the Department of History and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, and at the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge.[1][3][4]

The first phase of the project was launched at the British Academy on 27 May 2005 and is freely available on the Internet at[2] A second phase (PASE2), released on 10 August 2010, added information drawn chiefly from the Domesday Book to the database.[3][5] The landholdings of these individuals are mapped. Each person is assigned a number, to aid the ready identification of individuals in future scholarship

The PASE database is dedicated to Professor Nicholas Brooks and Dr Ann Williams.


See alsoEdit

  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Prosopography of the Byzantine World
  • Template:PASE, for adding PASE links to Wikipedia articles.


  1. ^ a b Roach, Levi (May 2012). "Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England". Reviews in History. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b PASE Archived 2020-02-21 at the Wayback Machine, UK.
  3. ^ a b c "Cambridge University connects communities with Domesday". BBC Online. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  4. ^ About PASE, Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, UK; Janet L. Nelson, 'From Building Site to Building: The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) Project', in Collaborative Research in the Digital Humanities, ed. by Marilyn Deegan, Willard McCarty (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 123–34; Alex Burghart, 'An Introduction to the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England', Literature Compass, 1 (2003), doi:10.1111/j.1741-4113.2004.00058.x.
  5. ^ PASE Domesday, PASE, UK.

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