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FABIUS ETHELWERD THE CHRONICLE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD TO A.D. 975

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FABIUS ETHELWERD
THE CHRONICLE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD TO A.D. 975
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ETHEL WEED'S CHRONICLE. [A.D. 627—658. was completed from the beginning of the world was more than five thousand and eight hundred. * CHAP. VI.— Of the reign of king Cynegils, his wars ; and of the coming of bishop Β ir inns, of the baptism of the king, and the faith of the East-Saxons, f and of the baptism of Cuthrid. [A.D. 615—639.] Afterwards Cynegils received the kingdom of the West-Angles, and, in conjunction with Cuichelm, he fought against the Britons at a place called Beandune,| and having defeated their army, slew more than two thousand and forty of them. A. 629. Fourteen years after, Cynegils and Cuichelm fought against Fenda at Cirencester. A. 635. After six years bishop Birinus came among the Western Angles, preaching to them the gospel of Christ. And the number of years that elapsed since their arrival in Britain out of Germany, was about one hundred and twenty. At that time Cynegils received baptism from the holy bishop Birinus, in a town called Dorchester. A. 639. He baptized Cuthred also four years after in the same city, and adopted him as his son in baptism. CHAP. VII.— O f the reign of Kenwalk, and of his actions. A. 648. When nine years were fulfilled, Kenwalk gave to his relation, Cuthred, out of his farms, three thousand measures, adjacent to a hill named Esc's dune, [Aston ?] A. 652. Four years after, he fought a battle against his own people, at a place called Bradford, on the river Afene. § A. 655. Three years afterwards king Fenda died, and the Mercians were baptized. A. 658. After three years more, the kings Kenwalk and Pionna|| renewed the war against the Britons, and pursued them to a place called Pederydan. % * Ethelwerd adopts that system of chronology which makes 5300 to hare elapsed before Christ, f Should be West-Saxons.. j Most probably Bampton in Oxfordshire. This battle took place in 614. See the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for that year. § Avon. II This should be « at Pionna," [Pen]. See Saxon Chronicle. IF Petherton.


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