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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
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4 ANNALS OP ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 750. In the year 740, Ethelwald, bishop of Lindisfame, departed to the Lord, and Kinewulph was appointed to that see. In the same year of sacred memory, bishop Acca was removed to the realms of the living, after having held the bishopric of Hagustald twenty-four years, at the east side of which church his body was honorably interred : afterwards, when more than three hundred years had elapsed from his burial, in consequence of a divine revelation, he was removed by a certain priest, and placed in a coffin within the church, with due honor, where to the present day he is held in great veneration ; as a merited proof of his sanctity before all men, the chasuble, tunic, and sudarium,14 which had been deposited in the earth with his most hallowed corpse, preserve even unto this day, not only their original appearance, but even their original strength of texture. In the same year in which the holy bishop Acca departed to the realms of heaven, Arwin, the son of Eadulph, was slain, on the ninth day before the calends of January, being the sixth day of the week. In the same year, Cuthbert received the archbishopric of Canterbury, being the eleventh archbishop ; and, in succession to Adulph, Dun became bishop of Rochester. In the year 741, the monastery in the city of York was burnt, on the ninth day before the calends of May, being the first day of the week. In the year 744, a battle was fought between the Picts and the Britons ; and in the following year, fiery strokes were beheld in the air, such as no men of that generation had ever seen before, and were visible throughout almost all the night of the calends of January. In the same year also, according to some accounts, the second Wilfrid, bishop of York, departed to the Lord on the third day before the calends of May; but it is my opinion, that before Bede had completed his history, this Wilfrid had been already translated to the realms of heaven. In these days died Inguald, bishop of London, and at this time flourished Saint Guthlac. In the year 749, died Elfwald,14 king of East Anglia, upon which Hunbenna and Albert divided the kingdom between them. In the following year, that is to say, in 750, king Eadbert 14 This may either mean a peculiar head-dress worn by the priesthood, or the " fanon " or " mappula," a small handkerchief, a napkin, worn over the left wrist. 14 Called Athelwold by Roger of M'endover.


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