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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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Eadmund, son of Eadward the elder, son of the noble king Alfred, son of Ethelwulf, son of Egbert, son of Alcmund, son of Eoffa, son of Eoppa, son of Ingels, brother of the illus trious king Ine, son of Kenred, son of Ceolwald, son of Cutha, son of Cuthwin, son of Ceaulin, son of Cuthric, son of Creodda, son of Celtic, son of Elesa, son of Egla, son of Wig, son of Frewine, son of Freothegar, son of Broand, son of Beldai, son of Woden, son of Fretewald, son of Freolater, son of Frethewulf, sou of Fringolduff, son of Getha, son of Tatwa, son of Beau, son of Seldwa, son of Heremod, son of Itermod, son of Hathra, son of Wala, son of Bedwi, son of Shem, the son of Noah. The same year king Henry disinherited William Peverel for having administered poison to Ealph earl of Chester. It was said also that he had many accomplices in this deed. King Henry at the same time made his nobles take the oath of fidelity to his sons William and Henry for the crown of England. Robert bishop of Exeter also died, and was succeeded by Robert dean of Salisbury. About the same time, Henry bishop of Winchester sent his treasures away in advance in the care of the abbat of Cluny, and himself soon after left England without the king's licence ; for which offence the king caused his three castles to be rased to the ground. About the same time, Hugh de Mortimer, an arrogant man, fortified his castles against the king, to wit, the towers of Gloucester, Wigmore, and Breges ;* but the king, coming upon him suddenly, took and destroyed them all. Peace was afterwards made between them. At this time, also, Louis king of France, married the daughter of Alphonso king of Spain, whose capital city is Toledo. They call him emperor of Spain, because he is paramount over the petty kings of Arragon and Gallicia.'f At the same time, Thomas archdeacon of Canterbury, provost of Beverley, and canon in several of the English churches, was made the king's chancellor. How pope Adrian gave the island of Ireland to king Henry. At this time Henry, king of England, sent a solemn em * Bridgenorth. t Matthew Paris adds : " Frederic was consecrated emperor by pope Adrian : and the hand of St. James was given back to Reading abbey."


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