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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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ancestor, received the western part of the island from the Britons. CHAP. X.— O f Cœdwalla's conversion to the faith of Christ. A. 684. In the course of the same year Cœdwalla went to Borne, and received baptism and the the faith of Christ; after his baptism the pope of that year gave him the surname of Peter. A. 694. About six years afterwards, the Kentish men remembered the cause which they had against king Ina when they burnt his relation* with fire ; and they gave him thirty thousand shillings at a fixed rate of sixteen pence each. CHAP.—XI. Of the acts of Ethelred king of the Mercians, A. 704. After ten years, Ethelred son of Penda and king of the Mercians assumed the monastic habit, when he had completed twenty-nine years of his reign. A. 705. After twelve months died Alfrid king of Northumberland. And the number of years that was then fulfilled from the beginning of the world was five thousand nine hundred. A. 709. Four years afterwards died the holy bishop Aidhelm, by whose wonderful art were composed the words which are now read, and his bishopric was the province which is now called Selwoodshire [Sherborne]. CHAP. XII.— O f the reign of Ina, and of his acts. A. 710. After a year, the kings and Ina made war against king Wuthgirete ;f also duke Bertfrid against the Picts. A. 714. After four years died Christ's servant Guthlac. A. 715. After a year Ina and Ceolred fought against those who opposed them in arms at Wothnesbeorghge [Wanborough.] . A. 721. After seven years Ina slew Cynewulf, and after six months made war against the Southern English. * His name was Mull : the passage is obscure. See the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. t Called Gèrent in the Saxon Chronicle, and Gerentius in Aldhelm's works.


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