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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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God, one divine substance, and vice versa : for when we speak of one God, one divine substance, we profess that those three persons are one God, and one divine substance." Thirdly, Gilbert said that the properties of the persons are certain eternal relations, which are not so because of the persons, but different in number and divided in substance, and have three unities, and thus many things are eternal, neither of which is God. To this the council replied, " Wc believe that God the Father and Son and Holy Ghost alone is eternal, and that no things, whether called relations, properties, or unities, belong to God, originating in eternity, which are not God." Fourthly, he held that the divine nature did not become incarnate. The council replied, " We believe that the divinity, whether called the divine substance or the divine nature, was incarnate, in the Son. Of the battle between the kings of France and England. The same year a battle was fought between Louis king of France, and Henry king of England, as follows. The king of France made two lines of troops, and placed in the first William son of duke Robert, brother of king Henry, and took his own post with the main body of the forces in the second line. Henry king of England disposed his army in three divisions : in the first he placed the nobles of Normandy, in the second he took his own station with his own household troops, and in the third he placed his sons with the main forces consisting of infantry ; when the armies came together, the first line of the French broke through the Normans, threw them from their horses and dispersed them : they then attacked the body which Henry himself commanded and furiously repulsed them ; but the English king manfully rallied his men and stood his ground : a sharp engagement ensued, between the royal troops, their lances were broken, and the battle raged at close quarters sword in hand. William Grispin count of Evreux, whom for his misdeeds king Henry had a little before driven into exile, twice struck the king on the head with his sword, and though the coat of mail and helmet were impenetrable, yet by the force of the blow the mail was driven into the king's head, and the blood flowed forth abundantly : the king feeling himself wounded was filled with rage, and with one blow struck the count


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