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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. 11 OC STRANGE APPEARANCE OP A STAR. 197 wards bishop of Rochester, and after that, archbishop of Canterbury, and the brethren of the church of Durham, by clear proofs, found uncorrupted, together with the head of Saint Oswald, the king and martyr, and the relics of Saint Bede, and many others of the Saints, in the presence of earl Alexander, the brother of Edgar, king of the Scots, and afterwards king. This disinterment took place four hundred and eighteen years five months and twelve days after his burial ; being the sixth year of the reign of king Henry, and the sixth of the bishopric of Ranulph, and being from the beginning of the world, according to Bede and the Hebrew version, in the year five thousand three hundred and eight,'12 and according to the Seventy43 interpreters, in the year six thousand three hundred and eight. In the year 1105, Henry, king of the EngBsh, crossed the sea ; and nearly all the chief men among the Normans, on his arrival, disregarding the duke, their Bege lord, to whom they had sworn fealty, ran after the king's gold and silver, which he had brought from England, and delivered up to him the castles and fortified cities. He burned Bayeux, together with the church of Saint Mary there, and took Caen from his brother ; after which, he returned to England, as he was unable to reduce the whole of Normandy to subjection, and in order that, supported by a large sum of money, he might return in the foBowing year, and deprive his brother thereof, and render subject to himseR the part that remained. However, WiUiam de Mortaigne, wherever he had the power, did injury to the king's property and men, on account of his own estates which he had lost in England. In the year 1106, Robert, duke of Normandy, came to England, for the purpose of conferring with his brother, king Henry, whom he met at Northampton. On this occasion the duke begged him to restore the places he had taken from him in Normandy; with which request the king refusing to comply, the duke, being greatly enraged, crossed the sea to Normandy. In the first week of Lent, on the evening of the calends of March, being the sixth day of the week, a star of unusual appearance became visible, and, during twenty-five days, in n According to the computation now used, A.M. 5108. *» The Septuagint.


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