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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1

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ROGER OF WENDOVER
Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1
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Χ.Ό. 674.] COUNCIL OF HERTFORD. 101 Theodore, archbishop of Kent, assembles a council. In the year of grace 673, Lothaire being king of Kent, and Eascwin king of Wesscx, Theodore, archbishop of Kent, assembled a council at Hertford, at which all the bishops, and kings, and nobles of England were present. There were present, Wilfrid archbishop of York, Bisi bishop of the East-Angles, Lcutherius bishop of the West-Saxons, Putta bishop of Rochester, and Winfrid bishop of the Mercians. When all were seated, Theodore set before them ten capi tula ; the first of which was, that they should all in common keep the holyday of Easter on the Lord's day next after the fourteenth moon of the first month ; the second, that no bishop should intrude into the diocese of another ; the third, that it be lawful for no bishop to trouble the monasteries consecrated by God, nor to take any thing belonging to them ; the fourth, that monks do not wander from place to place, but continue in the obedience which they promised at the time of their conversion ; the fifth, that no clerk leave his bishop, or be admitted elsewhere without letters from his prelate ; the sixth, that foreign bishops and clergy exercise no function without the permission of the bishop in whose diocese they are sojourning ; the seventh, that a synod be held twice a year, or at least once, forasmuch as many are hindered by various causes and occupations; the eighth, that no bishop should ambitiously set himself before another, but that all should observe the time and order of their consecration ; the ninth, that more bishops should be made, as the number of believers increased ; the tenth was, that no one be allowed any but lawful wedlock ; that none commit incest, nor put away his wife except for fornication. All the bishops thereupon assented, and each of them confirmed the particulars so laid down by subscribing his hand. Bisi, bishop of the East-Angles, having been removed, Acca and Bedewin are set in his room. In the year of grace 674, bishop Bisi, being hindered by much infirmity from administering the episcopal functions, was removed, and Acca and Bedewin were ordained in his room ; from which time that province has continued to have two bishops. They had their sees, the one at Dommoc, the other


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