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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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318 ROGER OP AVENDO VER. [A .D. 1063. committed to him on account of his great industry, was given to Walter the Lotharingian, chaplain of queen Edith ; and in the same year, on the death of Duduc, bishop of Wells, Gisa, the king's chaplain, succeeded him. The archbishop of York obtains the pall from Rome. A.D. 1061. Aldred, archbishop elect of York, set out for Rome with earl Tosti, and received the pall from pope Nicolas. Gisa, prelate of Wells, and Walter of Hereford, Avere also consecrated there. St. Wnlstan elected prelate of Worcester. A.D. 1062. Wulstan, prior of the church of Worcester, a man of notable piety, Avas elected to the prelacy of that church, and, Avith the acclamation of the king and people, consecrated as bishop. His consecration Avas performed by Aldred, archbishop of York, forasmuch as archbishop Stigand Avas at that time suspended from his office, for having presumed to enter on it while Robert, archbishop of Canterbury, was yet living. A t this time there was an extraordinary birth, on the confines of the lesser Brittany and Normandy. For in one, or rather in two women, there were two heads, and four arms, and every thing else double down to the navel ; but below there were two legs, two feet, and every thing else single. The one laughed, ate, and talked ; the other wept, fasted, and kept silence. What they ate with two mouths was expelled at one orifice. At last, one of them died, and the other survived : the living bore the dead for nearly three years, till at length she died also from the oppression and stench of the corpse. Earl Harold devastates the whole of Wales. A.D. 1063. B y the command of king Eadward, earl Harold made an expedition into Wales to harass king Griffin ; but warned of his approach, the latter took ship and escaped with difficulty. Finding that he had escaped, Harold assembled a greater army, and being met by his brother Tosti at the king's command, they, with united forces, began to lay waste that country by sea and land ; so that, urged by necessity, the Welsh gave hostages, and promised thenceforth


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