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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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the Danes had sold as a slave to a certain widow at Winting-ham,98 and when redeemed must make him their king. This was accordingly done, in the tliirteenth year of the reign of king Alfred. Cuthred being thus raised to the throne, the episcopal see, which was previously in the island of Lindisfarne, was established at Cestre,96 anciently called Cuneceastre, seven years after its removal from the island of Lindisfarne. At this time also, the law of peace which Saint Cuthbert had also enjoined by means of the above-named abbat, (namely, that whoever should flee to his body, should enjoy peace without molestation from any one, for thirty-seven days,97) both king Cuthred and king Alfred enjoined as a law of perpetual observance. In addition to this, the above-named two kings, with the consent of all, had previously given, in augmentation of the former episcopal see, the whole territory between the Tyne and the Tees to Saint Cuthbert, for a perpetual possession : for long before this period, the bishopric of the church of Ha-gustald98 had ceased to exist. And whatever person, with what intent soever, should attempt to infringe these provisions, him with everlasting curses they condemned to the punishments of hell. There belonged to the bishopric of Lindisfarne, from early times, Luguballia,89 or Luel, and Northam ;' all the churches also, that lay between the river Tweed and the south Tyne, and beyond the uninhabited land, as far as the western side, at this period belonged to the above-named church. These houses also belonged to the see, Carnhum and Culterham, and the two Gedewerdes,2 on the southern bank of the river Tyne, which bishop Egred built; Meilros3 also, and Tigbre, and Tinigham and Colingham, and Brigham, and Tillemuthe, and Northam, above-mentioned, which was anciently called Ub-banford. Mercwrede was also in the possession of this church, having been given with all its appurtenances by king Ceolwulph. For this house the king, on renouncing the world, transferred * Whittingham, in Northumberland. 96 Chester-le-street, in Durham. 87 Roger of Wendover says a month. 96 Hexham. 99 Carlisle. 1 Or Norhain, in Northumberland. * There is no doubt that the names of most of these places belonging to the bishopric of Lindisfarne, are shockingly misspelt in the text. ' Melrose, in Roxburghshire. 52 ANNALS OF ROfiER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 882.


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