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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. 973. CORONATION OP KINO EDGAR. had built, and ordained the holy Merwinna as abbess over them. A.D. 968. Eong Edgar collected a body of monks at Exeter, and appointed a religious man named Sideman to preside over them as abbot. The same year, the bishop of the province of Lindsey died, and was succeeded by iElfly, a man of great learning in ecclesiastical matters. The same year, a noble monastery was founded at Bamesey, by count Ethelwin, which subsequently received rich increase, both in spiritual and temporal things. A.D. 969. King Edgar the Pacific ordered the bishops whom he had appointed throughout England to expel the secular clergy from all the greater monasteries and cathedral churches, and to elect monks in their places. On which account, the holy Oswald made monks of the secular clergy of Worcester, and compelled them to assume the religious habit ; and those wh o refused, he stripped of all their benefices. A.D. 970. The venerable relics of Saint Swithun, after a hundred and ten years had elapsed since his burial, were removed from his sepulchre, on the fifteenth of July, and transferred with due honour to the church of the Apostles Peter and Paul, by the blessed Ethelwold, bishop of the same church, in accordance with a command that he had received from heaven. The same year, Alfred, bishop of Selsey, died, and was succeeded by Eadelm. A.D. 971. Edmund, the son of king Edgar, iElfeg, duke of Southampton, and Ordgar, duke of Devonshire, the father-inlaw of the king, all died. Benedict became pope this year, and governed the see of Borne one year and six months. A.D. 972. King Edgar caused a new monastery to be dedicated in the city of Winchester, the building of which had been begun by his father Edmund, and completed by himself. The same year, Oscital, archbishop of York, died, and the holy Oswald, bishop of the church of Worcester, was consecrated archbishop in his stead. A.D. 973. Edgar the Pacific, king of England, in the thirtieth year of his age, on the day of Pentecost, carried his crown in the presence of the prelates Dunstan and Oswald, and all the other bishops of the whole of England, and all the great nobles, in the city of Wfemanect*tre, which is called in Latin Bathonia, and was there crowned in royal fashion with great glory and honour, having given every one the accustomed

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