The Church historians of England, tr. by J. Stevenson, Volume 2, Part 2

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1854 - 10 pages

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Page 477 - ... he caused the chaplains to make six candles thereof, each of equal length, so that each candle might have twelve divisions marked longitudinally upon it.
Page 451 - Mucil,* earl of the Gaini.f The mother of this lady was named Edburga, of the royal line of Mercia, whom we have often seen with our own eyes a few years before her death. She was a venerable lady, and after the decease of her husband, she remained many years a widow, even till her own death. In the same year, the above-named army of pagans, leaving Northumberland, invaded Mercia and advanced to Nottingham, which is called in the British tongue, " Tiggocobauc," but in Latin, the " House of Caves,"...
Page 651 - Suevi, to Egelnoth the metropolitan, and Alfric archbishop of York, and to the bishops and primates, and to the whole nation of the English, both noble and ignoble, greeting. I notify to you that I have lately gone to Rome to pray for the redemption of my sins, and for the safety of my kingdoms and the people of my realm. In this journey I have performed a vow long ago made to God, but in which, up to this time, I have been prevented by the affairs and impediments of government. Now, how1 Elfget...
Page 701 - ... and at length, after some time it was proved and shown by the distinct authority of various writings, that the church of York ought to be subject to that of Canterbury, and to be...
Page 413 - A Saxon soldier named Wipped fell there, and for that reason the place obtained this name ; 'as the Thesean sea from Theseus, and the ^Egean from ^Egeus, who was drowned in it. When another eight years had elapsed, Hengest, with his son Aesc, took up arms against the Britons a second time, and after slaying their army they became victorious, and carried off an immense booty. In the fourth year after this, Aelle arrived in Britain from Germany with his three sons, at a place called Cymenes-ora, and...
Page 449 - The whole of this paragraph, borrowed from the Annals, is unknown to AB and Florence. * A variation given by Wise from one of the Cotton MSS. which he used, here Charles the Third, and the eighteenth of king Aethelwulf's reign over the West Saxons, Humbert, bishop of the East Angles, anointed with oil and consecrated as king the most glorious Eadmund, with much rejoicing and very great honour, at a royal vill called Burva,1 which was at that time the residence of the court ; he was in the fifteenth...
Page 710 - Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt ? or is there any taste in the white of an egg ? 7 The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.
Page 469 - Franks, directing their ships to the river called the Seine, and sailed up it as far as the city of Paris, and there they wintered and measured out their camp. They besieged that city a whole year, as far as the bridge, that they might prevent the inhabitants from making use of it; for the city is situated on a small island in the middle of the river; but by the merciful favour of God, and the brave defence of citizens, the army could not force their way inside the walls.
Page 491 - ... lieges as well Britons as others that he had brought with him. Even the renowned King Arthur himself was wounded deadly, and was borne thence unto the island of Avalon for the healing of his wounds, where he gave up the crown of Britain unto his kinsman, Constantine, son of Cador, Duke of Cornwall, in the year of the Incarnation of Our Lord five hundred and forty-two.
Page 762 - Elle the king was slain. He was killed in the field ; few of his companions escaped. The place at which he was mortally wounded is now called Elle-croft ; ' there was a cross towards the west ; it stood in the midst of England ; the English call it Ellecross.

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