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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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A.D 821.] PASSION OF ST. KENELM. at Tours, a fourth at Chalons, and a fifth at Aries, in* which were settled certain questions of holy scripture of import ance to the whole church. Death of the emperor Charles. In the year of our Lord 814, Charles the great, king of the French, and emperor of the Romans, ended his days after a reign of forty-five years, and was succeeded by his son Louis. In the same year, \Vilfrid archbishop of Canterbury, and Wibert bishop of Sherburne, went to Rome on the affairs of the English church. The emperor Louis. In the year of our Lord 815, Louis, king of the French, was consecrated emperor at Rome by pope Leo. In the year of our Lord 816, on the death of pope St. Leo, Stephen occupied the Roman chair after him one year. Pope Pascal, In the year of our Lord 817, on the death of Stephen, Pascal occupied the Roman chair after him seven years and seventeen days. In the same year the English school at Rome was consumed with fire. In the year of our Lord 818, Seloamir, king of the Norwegians, was driven from his kingdom by the emperor Louis, and took refuge with the Danes. In the year of our Lord 819, Bernard, king of Italy, was accused of conspiring against the emperor, and, being found guilty of high treason, was deprived successively of his kingdom, his eyes, and his life. A council. In the year of our Lord 820, by order of the emperor Louis, a general council of bishops and abbats was held at Aquisgranum [Aix-la-Chapelle], where some useful canons were passed respecting monks and nuns. Passion of the king and martyr St. Kenelm. In the year of our Lord 821, on the death of Kenulf, king of the Mercians, his body received burial at Winchelcombe. He was succeeded in the kingdom by his son Kenelm, whom . his father entrusted to his sister Quenedrida to bring up, as "


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