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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 193

In the year 1095, at the middle of the seventh hour, on the night of Saturday, the eighteenth day of the month of January, Wulstan, the bishop of Worcester, was removed from this world ; a venerable man, and one of most exemplary life, who from his youth had entirely devoted himself to his religious duties, and who, bent upon gaining the glory of the heavenly kingdom, with great devotion and humility of mind had carefully served God with the utmost zeal, and departed after many struggles of pious agony. This took place in the year, from the first day of the world, according to the assured account contained in the Holy Scriptures, five thousand two hundred and ninety-nine,7 in the four hundred and seventy-sixth year of the present great year8 from the beginning of the world, in the one thousand and eighty-fourth from the Passion of our Lord according to the Gospels, in the one thousand and sixty-sixth year according to the Chronicle of Bede, in the thousand and sixty-first year according to Dionysius,9 in the year from the arrival of the Angles in Britain seven hundred and forty-five, from the arrival of Saint Augustine four hundred and ninety-eight, from the death of Saint Oswald the archbishop, one hundred and three, in the thirty-second year of the eleventh great Paschal cycle, in the five hundred and tenth year of the tenth from the beginning10 of the world, in the fourth year of the second Solar cycle,11 in the third year of the Bissextile cycle, in the third year of the second Nineteen year cycle, in the tenth year of the second Lunar cycle,12 in the fifth year of the Hen-decad,13 in the third year of the cycle of Indiction, in the eighteenth lustrum of his age, and in the third year of the seventh lustrum14 of his pontificate. In a wondrous manner, at the very hour of his departure, he appeared in a vision to his friend, Bobert, the bishop of Hereford, to whom he was especially attached, at a town 7 According to the computation mostly used in the middle ages, our Saviour was born A.M. 4204. 8 This seems to be a cycle of nearly eleven years. * Dionysius, the Areiopagite ; whose supposed writings were much read in the middle ages. 10 This is, probably, a cycle of five hundred and thirty-two years, 11 The cycle of the sun, or of Sundays, is a period of twenty-eight years. 13 This would almost appear to be really the same cycle as the last ; as the cycle of the moon, or of nineteen years, or of the golden number, is the same thing. Possibly the figures are incorrectly stated. 13 A cycle of eleven years. 14 These lustra consist of five years each. 182 ANNALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1095

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