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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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1Λ 7X8—7S6.J ETHELASD—SIGBBKBT. CHAP. ΧΙΠ.— O f king Ethelard. A. 728. When six years were fulfilled he went to Rome, and Ethelard received the kingdom of the West Saxons. In the first year of his reign he made war against Oswy.* A. 729. At the end of one year a comet appeared, and the holy bishop Egbert died. A. 731. After two years, Osric king of Northumberland died and Ceolwulf succeeded to the kingdom. CHAP. XIV.— O f the act* of king Ethelbald. A. 733. Two years after these things, king Ethelbald received under his dominion the royal vili which is called Somerton. The same year the sun was eclipsed. A. 734. After the lapse of one year, the moon appeared as if stained with spots of blood, and by the same omen Tatwine and Bedef departed this life. CHAP. XV.— O f the reign of Eadbert and ofhu deeds. A. 738. After four years, Eadbert succeeded to the kingdom of the Northumbrians, and his brother Egbert discharged the archiépiscopal office ; and now they both lie buried in the city of York, under the shade of the same porch. CHAP. XVI.— O f the rule of king Outhred. A. 750. After twelve years king Cuthred began to make war against duke Ethelhun, for some state-jealousy. A. 752. Again after two years he drew his sword against king Ethelbald at a place called Beorgforda.^ A. 753. After another year he gratified thefierce propensities of his nature by making war against the Britons : and after another year he died, A.D . 754. CHAP. XVII.— O f the acts of king Sigebert and of his reign. Furthermore Sigebert received the kingdom of the western English. A. 756. At the end of one year after Sigebert began to • Should be Oswald king of Northumberland, t It is doubtful whether Bede died in 734 or 735. % Without doubt this is Burford in Oxfordshire.


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