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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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i.D. ββΐ—«820 WULFHERE—KENTWIN. A. 661. After three years, Kenwalk again fought a battle near the town of Pontesbury, and took prisoner Wulf here, son of Penda, at Esc'sdune [Ashdown], when he had defeated his army. A. 664. Three years afterwards there was an eclipse of the sun. Α. 67Θ. When six years were fulfilled, Oswy, king of Northumberland, died, and Egfrid succeeded him. A. 671. After one year more, there was a great pestilence among the birds, so that there was an intolerable stench by sea and land, arising from the carcases of birds, both small and great A. 672. Twelve months after Kenwalk, king of the West-Angles, died ; and his wife, Sexburga, succeeded him in the kingdom, and reigned twelve months. A. 673. After her Escwin succeeded to the throne, and two years were fulfilled. Hie family traces to Cerdic. CHAP. VIII.— O f Wulf here and Cenaulf* and of the council held by the holy father Theodore. A. 674. After one year, Wulf here son of Penda, and Cenwalh* fought a battle among themselves in a place called Beadanhead [Bedwin]. A. 677. After three years a comet was seen. A. 680. At the end of two years a council was held at Hethlege,f by the holy archbishop Theodore, to instruct the people in the true faith. In the course of the same year died Christ's servant, Hilda, abbess of the monastery called Streaneshalch [Whitby]. CHAP. IX.— O f king Keniw'm and hit wars A. 682. After two years king Kentwin drove the Britons out of their country to the sea. A. 684. After he had reigned two years J Ina became king of the western English. A hundred and eighty-eight years were then fulfilled from the time that Cerdic, his sixth * These names are both wrong ; we must read Escwin. t Heathfield or Hatfield. j There is an error here : Csdwalla is omitted, and three years are lost in the chronology.


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