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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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and miserably ended his life; on which king Eadmund invaded Northumberland, and vigorously expelling thence Anlaf son of Sihric and Reginald son of king Guthred, became again monarch of all England. How king Eadmund wrested many towns from the hands of the Danes. A.D. 942. King Eadmund wrested Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, and Stamford, with all Mercia, from the hands of the Danes, reducing the whole under his own power. A miracle which happened to St. Dunstan. A.D. 943. Queen Algiva having borne to the great king Eadmund a son named Eadgar, St. Dunstan heard voices on high singing and saying, " Peace to the church of England in the time of the boy who is now born, and our Dunstan." In the same year king Eadmund raised king Anlaf from the laver of holy regeneration, and honoured him with royal presents ; he also held Reginald viceroy of Northumberland, while he was being confirmed by the bishop, and adopted him as his son. Martin was pope. Death of William duke of Normandy. A.D. 944. William, second duke of Normandy, was slain by the treachery of Arnulf, count of Flanders ; for the same William having seized one of the castles of the aforesaid count, Arnulf, dissembling his treachery, invited him to a conference, and while they were treating of an accommodation on board a ship, the duke was slain by duke Balzon. He was succeeded by his son Richard, the third duke of Normandy. How king Eadmund conferred numerous manors on the blessed Eadmund. A.D. 945. Eadmund gave to the blessed martyr Eadmund the royal town of Bedericesworth, in which the said martyr's body reposes unto this day, and also a considerable tract of land around it ; which grant he with pious devotion confirmed by the subscription of the bishops, earls, and barons. How king Eadmund gave Cumberland to the king of the Scots. A.D. 946. Agapetus sat in the Roman chair /ten years, six months, and ten days. In the same year king Eadmund, with the aid of Leoling, king of South Wales, ravaged the


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