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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 123



father was Edgar, whose father was Edmund, whose father was Edward the Elder, whose father was Alfred. In the year from the incarnation of our Lord 1043, on the first day of Easter, being the nones of April, Edward was anointed king at Winchester, by Eadsy, archbishop of Canterbury, and Alfric, archbishop of York, and nearly all the other bishops of England. In the same year, after the feast of Saint Martin, the king, with Leofric, Godwin, and Siward attending him, suddenly proceeded from the city of Gloucester to Worcester, and following the advice which they had given him, took away from his mother all the valuables she had, consisting of gold, silver, jewels, precious stones, and other things; either because before he had been made king, or since then, she had given him less than he required, and had been extremely harsh towards him. Edmund, bishop of Durham, having departed this life, he was succeeded by Egelric, Siward being at that time eari of Northumbria. In the year 1044, Alword, bishop of London, who, both before he was bishop, and in the time of his episcopate, was abbat of the monastery of Evesham, being unable to perform the duties of the see by reason of his infirmities, wished to reside at Evesham, but the brethren of that place would by no means consent thereto. Consequently, taking away most of the books and ornaments that he had given to that place, and as some say, some things that other persons had given, he retired to the monastery of Bamsege,81 and gave to Saint Benedict all that he brought ; there he took up his abode, and dying there in the same year, on the eighth day before the calends of August, being the fourth day of the week, he was buried at that place. At a general synod, which at this time was held at London, a religious monk of Evesham, who had also been a monk in the Isle of Man,82 was chosen abbat of Evesham, and was ordained on the fourth day before the ides of August, being the sixth day of the week. In the same year, the noble matron Gunhilda, the daughter of king Wertgeorn and of the sister of king Canute, who was left a widow after the sl Ramsey. 82 " Qui ct Manni," are the words ia the text ; but they are most probably not the correct reading. 112 ANNALS OF BOGEB DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1044.


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