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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 

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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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and said to him : " Be thou the most faithful abbot of this seat and of this church, and if you find anything wanting for the complete service of our holy religion, I will supply that out of my rovai treasures." And so, the blessed Dunstan being reestablished in favour, and being called by God to the onice of a ruler, studied to behave amicably to all men, without impairing the strictness of his religious duties. About the same time, Anlaf, a Norwegian by birth, who in the time of king Athelstan had been expelled from the kingdom of Northumberland, in this year, being accompanied by a large fleet, proceeded towards York. After this, he approached the southern parts of England in a hostile manner, and attempted to make himself master of England by a sudden attack. And when news of this was brought to king Edmund, he went to meet him with a numerous army, and the two kings met in hostile fashion near Leicester, and, for the greater part of the day, fought a battle which was only too murderous on both sides. But the two prelates, Otho, archbishop of Canterbury, and Wolfstan, archbishop of York, when they saw the mutual danger, and the impending destruction of the kingdom, arranged a peace between the two parties, on condition of Anlaf possessing the whole island of Britain on the northern side of the royal street which is called OTatltnge &txttt; and of Edmund enjoying all the island to the south of the same road, in peace. And whichever of the two lived the longest, was to have the whole kingdom after the death of the other. Then Anlaf married Alditha, daughter of count Ormus, owing to whose counsel and assistance it was that he had gained the before-mentioned victory. The same year, Alfred, bishop of Sherborne, died, and was succeeded by Wolf. CH. XVIII.—FROM A.D. 941 το A.D. 975. Anlaf dies—William, duke of Normandy, is murdered—Death of king Edmund—Edred succeeds to the throne—His courage and Death—Edwy succeeds—Dunstan is banished— Edwy is banished and Edgar made king—Dunstan is recalled —Simony in the Church—The wisdom and power of Edgar —He dies, and is succeeded by Edward. A.D. 941. Anlaf, who had been lately created king was visited by the judgment of God while he was plundering the church

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