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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 83

prophecy, was removed from human affairs, and carried by the hands of angels into Paradise. He was succeeded by Elfsin, bishop of Winchester, and in his place Brihtelm was ordained to the see of Winchester. In the year 959, Elfsin, archbishop of Canterbury, while proceeding to Borne to obtain his pall, perished, frozen with ice and snow, upon the Alpine mountains. Edwy also, king of the West Saxons, after having reigned four years, departed this Hfe at Winchester, and was buried in the new monastery there ; on which he was succeeded in the kingdom by his brother, Edgar, king of Hercia, who was elected king by the people of all England, and united the kingdom, before divided, into one. This took place in the sixteenth year of his age, five hundred and ten years after the arrival of the Angles in Britain, and in the three hundred and sixty-third year after Saint Augustine and his companions had come to England. Brihtelm, bishop of the people of Dorset,68 was elected to the primacy of the see of Canterbury, but as he was not suited for an office of such importance, by command of the king he left Canterbury, and returned to the church which he had lately left. Upon this, by the Divine will, and the counsel of the wise, Saint Dunstan, the bishop of Worcester, was appointed primate and patriarch of the mother church of the English ; by whom and other prudent men, Edgar, the king of the Enghsh, being becomingly instructed, he everywhere checked the wicked, reduced the rebellious under the yoke of correction, cherished the virtuous and modest, restored and enriched the churches of God that had been laid waste, and having removed aB corruptions68* from the monasteries of the secular69 clergy, gathered together multitudes of monks and nuns for the praise of the mighty Creator, and ordered more than forty monasteries to be erected for them. AB these he honored as brethren, and cherished as most beloved sons, admonishing by his example the pastors whom he had set over them, to exhort them to Uve regularly and without reproach, to the end that they might please Christ and his saints in all things. 68 Meaning bishop of Winchester, and not bishop of Dorchester, in Oxfordshire, of which Leowin was at this time bishop. The word in the text is " venenis," perhaps too strong a word to be the correct one. 69 In the original, " scholarium ;" probably a mistake for "secularium." 72 ANNALS OF BOGEE DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 959.

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