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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.

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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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Constantinople, and composed books of morale on Job, and also, in the presence of the emperor in that city, confuted Eutychins, the bishop of Constantinople, who advanced erroneous dogmas about the resurrection of the dead, and affirmed that in the glory of that resurrection the human body would come impalpable to the winds, and more subtle than air. And when Eutychius died soon after, he utterly put down his opinions. A.D. 583. At Tours, real blood flowed from the head of the altar when broken. A.D. 584. Tiberius Cassar, having gone mad and died, was succeeded by Mauritius, who reigned twenty-two years. The same year, Ceauline, king of the West Saxons, and his brother Cuthwine, fought a battle with the Britons at Frithculey, where Cuthwine was severely wounded and killed. Therefore, the Angles were conquered and put to flight. A.D. 585. The kingdom of Mercia took its rise, and Creodda was its first king : so that all the kingdoms of the Angles or Saxons were by this time began, and they are eight in number, namely, the kingdom of Kent, the metropolis of which is the city of Canterbury. The kingdom of the South Saxons, that is, Sussex, the metropolis of which is the city o f Chichester. The kingdom of the East Saxons, that is Essex, the metropolis of which is the city of London. The kingdom of the East Angles, that is, East Anglia, the chief city of which is Norwich. The kingdom of the West Saxons, or Occidental Saxons, the metropolis of which is the city of Wentana, which is now called Winchester. The kingdom of Mercia, or Middle Anglia, the chief city of which is Doncaster, but now Lincoln. And the kingdom of Northumberland, the chief city of which is York. And this last kingdom was divided into two parts, as has been said above. FBOM A.D. 586 το A.D. 621. Cfl. X. —The Britons retreat to Wales and to Cornwall— The whole island of Britain obtains the name of Anglia— Chregory becomes Pope—Saint Augustine is sent to England —The English become Christians—The Church of Borne is declared the chief of all churches—Death of Ethelbert— War between the different kings in England—Chosroe* king of Persia. A.D. 586. Caretius, a lover of civil wars, and a man hated


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