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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 37



26 LXSÂ1& OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 782. the English nation is descended, were converted to the faith, and in the same year, Withwin,89 bishop of Whitherne, departed this life, in the twenty-fourth year90 of his episcopate. In the twenty-fourth year of his reign, Kinewulph fought against Offa, near Benetune ;91 being humbled by the fortune of war, he retreated,92 and Offa reduced that fortified place to subjection. In the same year, Ethelbert was consecrated at Eworwie,93 bishop of "Whitherne. In the following year, Ethelbald and Herebert, earls of the king of Northumbria, rebelled against their master, and slew Aldulph, the son of Bose, general of the king's army, in a pitched battle at Kingesdiwe ;94 and afterwards in a great battle, the same generals slew Kinewulph and Egga, the king's earls, at Hilatirn. Upon this, the above-named king Ethelred, having lost his generals and ,his hopes, fled from before them, and they elected Alfimod95 king, who reigned for a period of ten years. In the following year, the nobles and high-reeves of Northumbria burned a certain earl and justiciary of theirs,97 who had shown himself more severe than was befitting. In the same year, archbishop Esbert99 died at Cestre,1 and was succeeded by Enbalo. In this year, Kinebald was made bishop of Lindisfarne. In the same year also, a battle took place between the Pranks and Ancient Saxons, the Franks being the conquerors. In the next year, Alfinild, king of Northumbria, sent to Rome for the pall, and gave it to archbishop Embald.2 At the same period, Gilbert succeeded Alcmund, bishop of Ha- 69 Under the year 777, he previously calls him Pechtwiu. 90 This is probably incorrect ; he held the bishopric but fourteen years, according to the Saxon Chronicle. 91 Benson, or Benington, in Oxfordshire. 92 The various reading, " loco secessit,"seems far preferable to that in the text, " jocose cessit ;" " he jokingly," or " good humouredly yielded." 93 York. 94 The various reading is Kingsclive. Roger of Wendover calls this place Cunesclive, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Kings-cliff. 95 Under the year 779, he is previously called Elfwald. A various reading makes the name " Alfimold." Below he is called Alfinild. 9' The fate of the patrician Beam is previously related under the year 780. S9 Of York. He is previously called Albert. The Saxon Chronicle says that he died at York. 1 Probably Chestcr-le-street, in Durham. 2 Also called Eanbald and Enbalo.


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