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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.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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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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Λ..13. 676. CADWALLOW DIES. 317 tlxeWes t Saxons, Theodore, archbishop of Canterbury, ordained Erkenwald bishop of the city of London. He, before li e was made bishop, had founded two famous monasteries, on e for himself, and the other for Ethelberga, his sister ; he had established in each the most excellent discipline, and his awn was called CfyrrMtp, and that of his sister Serungum. Bu t in process of time Erkenwald became diseased in his feet, and when he was going round his district in a Utter, he came, as it chanced, to the bank of a most rapid river ; and when hie companions hesitated, because he, being infirm, could not pass the river, either on horseback or on toot, the flood suddenly disappeared, and as soon as the bishop and his retinue had passed over the dry channel, the river returned to its natural bed. And the touch of this litter of Erkenwald cured many feeble persons and those afflicted with fevers. At last, the man of God, Erkenwald, after he had finished the course of this present life, died, and was buried in the church of the blessed Paul, in London, where, to this very day, he gives immediate recovery from many ailments to bis suppliants. The following are the names of his successors : Walder, Jug wald, Egulf, Wiger, Eadbrith, Eadgar, Einiwalc, Eadbald, Edbert, Osmund, Ethelnoth,Celbert,Revulf, Suithulf, Eadstan, Ulf, Ethelward, and Eletan ; and all these men filled the chair of aie see of London till the time of Edward the Elder, king of England ; but the memory of them all is so completely effaced, that-neither their acts nor their burial-places are known. A.D. 676. Cadwallon, king of the Britons, being worn out by old age and infirmity, died, after he had reigned fortyeight entire years, and the Britons embalmed his body with baim and spices, and placed it in a brazen image, made with wonderful skill in his likeness and of his size, over the west gate of London ; and the figure was sitting on a brazen horse, ! in token of the severe tyranny which he exercised over the English. They also made a church at the gate in honour of I the blessed Martin, that divine service for him and for all the I faithful who were departed might be everlastingly performed ! in it. He was succeeded in his kingdom by CadwaLlader, his ' ton, whom Bede calls the young Cadwalla, whose mother was the sister of Penda, king of Mercia, whom Cadwalla, after he I had made peace with his brother* took for his wife, and by her he became the father of Cadwallader.

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