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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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A.JJ. 924. EDWARD THE ELDER DIES. to again experience the pains of a laborious delivery, and being led to this determination by her nobleness of mind. A.D. 920. Henry became emperor, of the Romans, and reigned eighteen years. The same year, king Edward having restored the boroughs of Tealvella and Manchester, and fortified them with a garrison, took his niece Algiva, whom some call Alwina, and ordered her to be conducted into Wessex. The same year, Athelstan, bishop of Wilton, died, and was succeeded by Odo. He was descended of Danish blood, and served for a long time in the army under king Edward ; but afterwards he received the orders of the priesthood, and the ton* sure, and as he increased in merit he was raised to the honour of the Pontificate. Α.Ό. 921. King Edward coming to the town of Nottingham, . on the southern side of the river Crotte, built a town opposite to the borough, which was on the other bank of the river, and caused a strong bridge to be made between the two towns. From thence he passed on to Bedecanwell, and built a borough at no great distance from it, and placed a garrison therein. In which year, also, the king of the Scots, and Reginald, king of the Northumbrians, a Dane by birth, and the duke of the Galwaleneians, all came to king Edward, and made submission to him, and also made a thoroughly lasting treaty with him. A.D. 922. Ethelward, brother of king Edward, died, and was buried at Winchester. The same year, Ethelhune, bishop of the Wiccians, died, and was succeeded by Wilferth. A.D. 923. The blood of the Lord, which flowed from the image of Christ, when he a second time suffered in his image the same things at the hands of the Jews that he had suffered before, came into England, on the eighth of November. A.D. 924. Edward, king of England, sumamed the Elder, who had governed with great power all the English, and Welsh, and Scots, and men of Cumberland, and Galwalensians who inhabit Britain, and also the two nations of the Danes in the same country ; after many illustrious exploits, died at a royal town called Faringdon, in the twenty-fourth year of his reign, and was buried with royal pomp at Winchester, in the new monastery. And Athelstan, me first-born son, was created king, and was crowned at Kingston, a royal town, by Ethelm, archbishopof Canterbury. In the time of thinking, an illustrious child was born in the district of Wessex, by name Dunstan. The same year, Ethelm, archbishop of Canterbury, VOI.. I. UH


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