I have today completed my translation of the medieval “Life” of St Cuthman. Unlike most anglosaxon saints, Cuthman was a peasant. He founded the church of Steyning in Sussex. He is noted for carrying his mother about with him in a wheelbarrow!
Here is the translation, together with the text that I translated and some introductory material:
The files may also be found at Archive.org here.
As usual, these files are public domain. Do whatever you like with them, whether personal, educational or commercial.
A 14th century manuscript, the Luttrell Psalter, preserves a depiction of a cart almost identical to St Cuthman’s wheelbarrow:
It does not look very comfortable to me!
It has taken almost a year to complete the translation of this short piece, with a six month break for work in the middle. I have worked on it fairly carefully, as a vehicle to add syntactical information to my Latin tool, QuickLatin. No doubt it still contains errors, but it is the first complete English translation known to me.