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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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60 ANNALS OF HOG-EE DE JIOVEDEX. 4.D. 906. strictly consecrated to God, with three22 other daughters ; one of whom, Otho, the eighty-ninth emperor of the Romans, and another, Charles, king of the West Franks, took to -wife ; whose father'Β sister, that is to say, the daughter of the emperor Charles, Ethelwulph, the king of the West Saxons, had married ; the third daughter was married to Sithric, king of Northumbria. In this year, Erdulf, bishop of Lindisfarne, departed this life, and was succeeded by Guthred ; Osbert was also expelled from his kingdom. In the year 900, the most valiant duke Athulph, brother of queen Ealwitha, the mother of king Edward, and Virgilius, the venerable abbat of the Scots, departed this life ; also Grim-bald, the saint and priest, one of the masters of king Alfred, attained the joys of the kingdom of heaven. In the year 902, the people of Kent fought with a great host of the piratical Danes, at a place which is called Holme, and came off victorious. Lu the year 903, that pious handmaid of Christ, queen Elswitha, the mother of king Edward, departed this life ; she founded a monastery for nuns at Winchester. In the year 904, the armies of the pagans of East Anglia and Northumbria, iinding that king Edward was invincible, made peace with him, at a place which, in the English language, is called Thitingaford.23 In the year 905, the city, which is called in the British tongue, Karlegion,2* and in the Saxon, Legacestre, was rebuilt by the command of duke Ethered and Ethelfleda. In the year 906, the bones of Saint Oswald, the king and martyr, were removed from Bardonig,25 into Mercia. The most invincible king Edward, because the Danes had infringed the treaty which they had made, sent an army of West Saxons and Mercians into Northumbria, which, having arrived there, for nearly forty days did not cease to lay it waste, and slaying a vast number of the Danes, compelled their kings and 22 Roger of Wendover mentions five daughters, besides Eadburga, whom he calls Eadfleda. 23 This place in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is called Hitchinford. Lambarde calls it " Itingford," and says, " I find it not so circumscribed, that I can make any likely conjecture where it should be." 21 Properly " Caerlirion," the ancient name of Leicester. 25 Bardney.


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