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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


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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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1
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A.D. 689.] INE SUCCEEDS CEDWAXLA. 115 underwent temporal death, by which they assuredly knew they would pass to life everlasting. Cedwalla, relinquishing his kingdomfor God, came to Rome to be baptized. In the year of grace 688, Cedwalla, touched with heavenly compunction, resigned his temporal kingdom for God's sake, and came to Rome, desiring to have the singular honour of being baptized at the gates of the blessed apostles Peter and Paul ; for he had learned that in baptism the entrance to the heavenly life is opened unto men ; he moreover hoped that he would be loosed from the flesh immediately after his baptism, and so pass in purity to everlasting joys ; both which things, by the blessing of the Lord, came to pass according as he had conceived in his mind. King Cedwalla being dead, Ina succeeded. In the year of grace 689, king Cedwalla came to Rome in the pontificate of Sergius, and was baptized on the holy festival of Easter, and while he was yet in his white garments, he was seized with sickness on the 20th of April, and being delivered from the flesh, he joined the society of the blessed in the kingdom of heaven. The aforesaid pope gave him the name of Peter at his baptism, that as his pious love had brought him from the ends of the earth to the gates of St. Peter, so he might by name also be joined in fellowship with Mm. He was also, by the command of the pontiff", buried in his church, and the following epitaph was placed on Ms monument. : — " Culmen, opes, sobolem, pollentia regna, triumphos, Eximios proccres, incenia, castra, lares, Quasque patrum virtus et qua; congesserat ipse, Ccd walla armipotens liquit amore Dei." Cedwalla was succeeded in the kingdom of the AVest-Saxons by Ine, who reigned tMrty-seven years, and was of royal race, being the son of Kenred, who was the son of Ceolwald, who was the brother of Kinewald, who was the son of Cuthwin, who was the son of Ceaulin, and so up to Woden. The same year, Geoffery of Monmouth, who was afterwards bishop of St. Asaph, ended in the following manner his History of the Britons, which he had commenced with the fall of Troy :— " The Britons, being expelled the i2

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