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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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A.D. 787. LEGATES ARRIVE FROM ROME. 11 same see. Bishop Kinewulph40 also, having laid aside the cares of the world, this year gave up the government of his church, to-getherwith the management of all his household," to Higbald. In the same year also, bishop Eanbald, having received the pall which had been sent him from the Apostolic See, was solemnly invested as archbishop. In the year 781, Alcmund, bishop of Hagustald, a man of remarkable piety and of great virtues, departed to Christ, in the third year of the reign of the glorious king Elfwald, on the seventh day before the ides of September ; Saint Gilbert42 succeeded him. In the year 783, being the third year of the righteous king Elfwald, AYerburg,whohad formerlybeen queenof the Mercians, but was then an abbess, departed this life, to live eternally with Christ. At the same period, bishop Kinewulph departed to the realms of heaven in the fortieth year of his episcopate. In the year 786, being the eighth year of king Elfwald, Bothwin, the venerable abbat of the church of Bipon, in the sight of his brethren who were present, departed to the kingdom of heaven, and Albert was elected in his room and ordained. In the same year Aldulph was consecrated bishop by archbishop Eanbald, and bishops Gilbert and Higbald, at Cor-bridge.43 In these days, Bictrith, who was formerly a queen, and afterwards an abbess, departed unto the Lord. At the same period, Kinewulph, king of the "West Saxons, was murdered in a dreadful manner by the perfidious tyrant Kinebard, and the cruel assassin, himself, was without mercy slain by duke Osred, the avenger of his master ; upon which, Brithric received the kingdom of the "West Saxons. At this time, legates from the Apostolic See were sent to Britain (the venerable bishop George being the chief among them) by pope Adrian, to renew among ms the ancient ties of friendship and the catholic faith, which Saint Gregory the pope had taught through Saint Augustine : having been honorably received by the kings and archbishops or primates of this country, they returned home in peace, with great presents, as was befitting. In the year 787, a synod was held at "Wineanheale,44 on the 40 Bishop of Lindisfarne. 41 "Familiae;" alluding probably to the community of monks at Lindisfarne. « Roger of Wendover says Tilbert. 43 In Northumberland. 44 See under the year 765.


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