ealdor-stōl, m.n: lord’s seat, seat of authority, throne. (EH-al-dor-STOAL / ˈɛal-dɔr-ˌstoːl)

Medieval manuscript illustration of a bearded man wearing a crown and sitting on a back-less throne; he has a crown in one hand, a small ewer in the other, and beneath him are the words ‘Alfredus primus coronatus’.
Matthew Paris’s Abbreviated Chronicles of England; England (St Albans), c. 1255-1259; British Library, Cotton MS Claudius D VI, f. 7v. [bl.uk]

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