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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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A.D . 963. BENEDICT BECOMES POPE. 481 God, most strictly observed prudence, and fortitude, and justice, and temperance as long as he lived. The same year, Leofwin, bishop of the district of Lindsey, died, and was succeeded by Ailnoth, and he, in his turn, was succeeded by Osewin, at whose request the holy Aswald, who was afterwards bishop of Worcester, consecrated the monastery at Ramesey. A.D . 960. The holy Dunstan went to Rome, and received the pallium from pope John, and returned home by the way of peace. Then, after an interval of a few months, king Edgar consented, at his suggestion, that the blessed Oswald should be admitted to the bishopric of the church of Worcester, where he was consecrated bishop by the blessed Dunstan, and flourished in it, being illustrious for many proofs of virtue. About the same time, Guthard, bishop of Selsey, died, and was succeeded by Alfred. A.D . 961. Count Ordgar founded a monastery at Cam0to&e, in Devonshire, and filled it with religious monks. Now count Ordgar was the father of Elfrida, the queen of king Edgar, by whom he became father of Ethelred, who was afterwards king of England, as the following history will more fully declare. A.D. 962. The holy Wibert, the founder of the Gemblacensian monastery, departed to be with Christ. A.D . 963. Brithelm, bishop of Winchester, died, and was succeeded in his bishopric by the holy Ethelwold, abbot of the monastery of Abingdon, who had been brought up and educated and trained by the holy Dunstan. The same year, by command of king Edgar, all the clergy who lived in a secular manner having been expelled, he filled the old monastery in their stead with religious monks, who observed an orderly and regular course of life. King Edgar, surnamed the Pacific, is recorded to have had two queens in succession. By the first, whose name was Elfleda the Fair, surnamed JSneda, the daughter of duke Ordinar, he had a son Edward, who was afterwards king and martyr. After her decease, he took to wife Eldfritha, daughter of count Ordgar, and relict of Ethelwold, duke of the East-Angles, by whom he had two sons, namely, Edmund and Ethelred. By Wilfrida, his concubine, who it is certain was not a nun at that time, but who took the veil while a little girl, out of fear of the king, he had a daughter, the holy Edith. This year, Benedict became pope, and ruled his see two VOL. I. II

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