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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. 958. DEATH OP ARCHBISHOP ODO. 71 "Winchester, and received an honorable burial from the abbat Dunstan, at the old monastery there. His cousin, the Clito63 Edwin,64 succeeded him in the king-dom ; he was the son of king Edmund, and of Saint Elgiva, his queen. In the same year he was consecrated king by archbishop Odo, at Eingston. In the year 956, Saint Dunstan, the abbat, was banished on account of his righteousness by Edwin, king of the English, and passing the seas, took refuge, during the period of his exile, in the monastery of Blandigny." On the seventh day before the calends of January, "Wulstan, archbishop of York, departed this life, and was buried at Oundle ;œ he was succeeded by Oskitel, a venerable man. Lu the year 957, Edwy, king of the English, by reason of his unwise administration of the government, being despised by them, was forsaken by the people of Mercia and Northum-bria, and his brother, the Clito Edgar, was chosen king by them, and the rule of the two kings was so separated that the river Thames divided their kingdom. Shortly after this, Edgar, the king of the Mercians, recalled Saint Dunstan, the abbat, from exile, with great honor and distinction. A short time after, Coenwald, the bishop of "Worcester, departed this life, a man of great humility, and of the monastic profession. In his place Saint Dunstan was elected bishop, and was con-secrated by Odo, archbishop of Canterbury. In the year 958, Saint Odo, the archbishop of Canterbury, separated from each other, Edwy, king of the West Saxons, and Elgiva, either because, as it is said, she was related to him, or because he loved her instead of his own wife.67 In the same year, the said archbishop, a man famed for his talents, and commendable for his virtues, endued also with α spirit of 63 " Clito " was a title which was sometimes given to all the king's sons among the Anglo-Saxons, but more generally in especial to the eldest sons. It was probably derived from the Latin " inclytus," " glorious," or from its root, the Greek word κλιιτος, of the same meaning. " Generally called Edwy. a The reading in the text is Blandimum ; it should be Blaridinium. The monastery of Blandigny, or St. Peter, was in the city of Ghent. 56 In Northamptonshire. " " Sub propria uxore." It is not universally agreed that king Edwy was married. Bridferth, one of the early writers, says that Edwy was intimate with two women, mother and daughter.


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