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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.
page 19



8 AXXALS OF B.OGER DE HOVEDEX. Λ-D. 768. In the year 765, fiery strokes were seen in the air, such as formerly appeared on the night of the calends of January, as I have already mentioned.26 In the same year Ethelwald lost27 the kingdom of Northumbia at "Wincanheale,28 on the third day before the calends of November, and was succeeded in the kingdom by Alcred, who was a descendant, as some say, of king Ida. Hemeli, bishop of the Mercians, also departed this life. Cuthred was ordained bishop of Lichfield; and at the same period archbishop Bregwin died, and had Lambert for his successor; bishop Aldulph also dying, Ceolwulph succeeded him in the diocese of Lindesey. In the year 766, Egbert, archbishop of York, rested in the peace of Christ, on the thirteenth day before the calends of December, it being the thirty-fourth year of his episcopate; and in the same year Saint Frithebert, bishop of Hagustald,29 departed this life. In the year 767, Albert was consecrated bishop of York, and Alcmund bishop of Hexham, on the eighth day before the calends of May. In the same year Albert was ordained bishop of the East Saxons, and Ceolwulph was consecrated bishop of Lindesey. In this year also, Etha, the anchorite, died happily at Cric,30 a place distant about ten miles from the city of York. In the year 768, being the tenth year after the abdication of his kingdom, Eadbert happily breathed forth his spirit, being a member of the priesthood, and devoted to the service of God. In the same year died Pepin, king of the Franks, and Hadwin was ordained bishop at Macuhi.31 Rome, in the faith and mysteries of the truth ; whose episcopal see, named after St. Martin the bishop, and famous for a stately church (wherein he and many other saints rest in the body), is still in existence among the British nation. The place belongs to the province of the Bernicians, and is generally called the ' White House,' because he there built a church of stone, which was not usual among the Britons." 26 Under the year 745. 27 This seems to imply that he was deprived of it by treachery or violence. Holinshed says, " After that Moll had reigned six years, he resigned his kingdom. But others write that he reigned eleven years, and was in the end slain by treason of his successor Altred." 25 Probably Finchale, in Durham ; though Lambarde suggests that Wighal, near Thorpehares, in Yorkshire, is the place here spoken of. 29 Hexham. 30 Probably Crecca, or Crake, near York. 11 Probably Saint Mesmin de Mici, in the province of Orleans, in France.


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