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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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AD. 925. ATHELSTAN INVADES SCOTLAND. 63 tion, after having greatly distinguished himself while king. He reigned most gloriously over all the nations that inhabited Britain, both those of the Angles, the Seots, the Cumbrians, the Danes, and the Britons.41 After his death, he left the helm of state to his son Ethelstan, and his body having been carried to Winchester, was buried with regal pomp at the new monastery there. Ethelstan was crowned at Eingestun,42 which means "the royal town," and was consecrated with due honor by Athelin, archbishop of Canterbury. In his time, the illustrious child Dunstan was horn in the kingdom, of Wessex. In the year 920, Ethelstan, the illustrious and glorious king of the English, with great pomp and state, gave his sister in marriage to king Sithric, who was of Danish origin. In the year 921, king Sithric departed this life, and king Ethelstan having expelled his son Cuthred, who had succeeded his father, added his kingdom to his own dominions. AB the kings beside, of the whole of Albion, namely, Huwald,43 king of the West Britons,44 Constantine, king of the Seots, and Wuer,45 king of the Wenti, he conquered in battle and utterly routed. All of these, seeing that they could not resist his valour, met him on the fourth day before the ides of July, at a place which is caBed Eamot, and having made the oaths, made a lasting treaty with him. In the year 922, Wilfred, bishop of the Wiccii, died, and was succeeded by Kinewold. In the year 923, Erithestan, bishop of Winchester, a man of remarkable sanctity, resigned the bishopric of Winchester, Brinstan, a religious man, being ordained bishop in his stead, and in the foUowing year departed to the Lord. In the year 924, king Ethelstan ordered his brother Edwin to be drowned in the sea. In the year 925, Ethelstan, the valiant and glorious king of the English, Constantine, king of the Seots, having broken the treaty which he had made with him, marched with a large army into Scotland, and coming to the tomb of Saint Cuthbert, commended himself and his expedition to his guardianship, and presented to him many and various gifts, such as befitted a 41 The Welsh. « Kingston-on-Thames. 43 Howe). « West Welsh. 46 Roger of Wendover calls him Wulferth. The Wenti were probably the people of Monmouthshire.


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