Ælmer

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Ælmer wæs frimdig geong broðer hwa gelifd at Mealdmesbyrig bēdhūs, and lufd steoran locian. Behwil ða geateld eorlic tidan ðaes 11th gearhundred, þæn wæsBreten giet hildan uferseas þolian hildan, Wicingas oft cirican besettan wolde and anigwer insid gesmittan. Betweonan, wolde Elmer sweglum locian for bodung thingas tocuman ... and elswa utweg heolorian ...

An daeg, bruce Ælmer his afandung Crēacisc lār and ealdsecgan, and he dan Daedales spell, hwa gehyrd be Minos cyning wæs for his maze in Crēto tobildan. For hydels his maze gebeorgan, ðā onlocde Minod Daedalus and his sunu Icarus, hwa ænlic forgefled by shafting hiersilfan flydgan leðer and wæx.

Ælmer cyred Daedalus spell tofandian and hēræt wrōhtede he wingas ðe he mōt flēogan and mid þissum searwe fleag he of þǣm stipel ðaes bedehus (manig Saex cirican high bell geshaft habban, both as a lookout and warning maðelan; hwenefr Vikinga gehealdan cirican, bellen were always erst thing they dun tearn ; its dearworþ bloma colde into high wened sweorden and helman gebeatan ...). Lyftfarung hiran edgemakeþ Elmer's flyhta, and hycgan ðat his launch level must have been at least 18 mete up, hwic is the height of the last Saxon cirican in Englalond todaeg. Ealswa þink ðat build his glidung claddung from welig or aesce, mast lihtwiht and limber wudena in ða neah Cotswealdan.

Willelm of Mealdmesbyrig tellð us ðe Ælmer wolde niþerwearde glyda of sum 200 geardum fore he landung gespowað.