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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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In the year of our Lord 805, Athelhard, archbishop of Canterbury, ended his days : as has been related before, he with great spirit recovered the lost dignity of the church of Canterbury : he was succeeded by Wilfrid, who continued twenty-eight years. In the year of our Lord 806, the aforesaid Wilfrid, archbishop of Canterbury, received the pall, and was confirmed in the dignity of his office. In the year of our Lord 807, Cuthred, king of Kent, ended his days, and was succeeded in the kingdom by Baldred. In the year of our Lord 808, Eardulf, king of the Northumbrians, was driven from his kingdom, and was succeeded by Alfwold, who reigned two years. Now the same Alfwold had driven him out and had seized on his kingdom. Haw king Egbert subdued Cornwall. In the year of our Lord 809, Egbert, king of the West-Saxons, attacked that region called Cornwall, and added it to his kingdom, after many had been slain on either side. In the year of our Lord 810 died Alfwold, king of the Northumbrians, and Eanred reigned after him thirty-two years. At the same time, Egbert, king of the West-Saxons, subdued the northern Britons and made them tributary. King Egbert ravaged Wales. In the year of our Lord 811, king Egbert, as in the past year he had compelled the people of North Wales to pay tribute, so in this year he overran their territories from north to south, and after burning and ravaging them he returned home. In the year of our Lord 812, St. Amand was disinterred at the monastery of Elnon [St. Amand] in Gaul : his body was found uncorrupted after a hundred and fifty-two years ; his hair and nails, which seemed to have grown in the interval, were cut off ; and when his teeth were extracted with a forceps, the blood flowed from his mouth ; and the teeth are still preserved in remembrance of the miracle. In the year of our Lord 813, Charles, king of the French and patrician of the Romans, caused councils to be held throughout Gaul, one at Mentz, another at Rheims, a third


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