Sheep Letter

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The Sheep Letter (Faroese: Seyðabrævið, Old Norse: sauðabréfit) of 24 June, 1298, is the oldest surviving document of the Faroe Islands. It deals principally with sheep husbandry, but also dealt with other matters and functioned as a kind of constitution, removing most administrative power from the local Thing to the king and his representatives.

The book of Lund[edit]

The "Book of Lund" (Faroese: Lundarbókin) dates from c.1310 and has its name from its depository in the library of Lund University, Sweden. It is the only old manuscript there written in Old Norse and contains a copy of the Sheep Letter over 6 pages.