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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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ROGER OF AVENDO VER, [A.D . 924. mind deeming it unworthy of her to undergo a repetition of the pains of childbirth. Building of many towns. A.D. 920. Henry attained the Roman empire and reigned eighteen years. In the same year king Edward rebuilt and garrisoned the towns of Tealwell and Manchester, and taking his niece Algiva, or Alwina, he ordered her to be brought into Wessex. Ethelstan, bishop of Wilton, dying the same year, was succeeded by Odo, who was of Danish origin, and had served some time as a soldier under king Eadward : he afterwards attained the clerical office and received the tonsure, when his growing merits raised him to the honour of the pontificate. How the king of the Scots made peace with king Edward. A.D. 921. King Eadward came to the town of Nottingham, and built a town on the south bank of the river Trent over against the town on the other bank of the same river, and ordered a stout bridge to be constructed between them. Passing thence to Bedecanwelle [Bakewell], he built a town at no great distance from it, and placed soldiers there. In the same year the king of the Scots, Reginald king of the Northumbrians, who was of the Danish nation, and the duke of Galloway, came and yielded submission to king Eadward, and made with him a lasting treaty. Death of king Edward's brother. A.D. 922. King Eadward's own brother Ethelward died and was buried at Winchester. In the same year died Ethelhun, bishop of the Wiccii, and was succeeded by Wilferth. Λ remarkable incident touching the Lord's body. A.D. 923. The blood of the Lord was brought into England on the 8th day of November, which flowed from Christ's image, when he therein suffered a second time at the hands of the Jews. Death of king Eadward, and succession of his son Ethelstan. A.D. 924. Eadward, surnamed the Elder, king of England, after a vigorous reign of twenty-four years over all the


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