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Venerable Bede The Ecclesiastical History Of The English Nation

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Venerable Bede
The Ecclesiastical History Of The English Nation
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ANNA, king of the East Angles, son of Eni, who succeeded Egric, A.D. 635, (see Leg. of Etheldrida in Mabillon, Acta Sanct. Ord. B. ad ann. 679,) iii. 18 ; entertains Coinwalch, king of the West Saxons, and converts him to the Christian faith, iii. 7; his character, iii. 7; he adorns the castle of Cnobhersburg with buildings, iii. 19 ; is slain by King Penda (A.D. 654), iii. 18 ; his daughters Etheldrida and Sexberga, iv. 19. His genealogy is as follows :

ARCWULF, or ARCULF, a Gallican bishop, wrote a book "On the Holy Places," v. 16, 17, 18. ARLES [Arelas], a bishop's see in Gaul, where Constantius Comes slew Constantine II., i. 11, i. 24, 28, iv. 1. ARMORICA, the seat of the ancient Britons, i. 1. It is generally supposed to be Bretagne : but on the authority of Jul. Caesar, de B. G. vii. 75, by some understood to mean the whole sea-coast, as if compounded of two Celtic words, are, before, and more, the sea. The Saxon annals read Armenia in this place : they agree so closely with Bede in all this description of Britain, that one of these must have copied from the other. Bishop Nicholson thinks the Annals earlier than Bede ; but Gibson takes Bede to have been the original authority. Arrius, or Arius, author of the Arian heresy ; Britain is infected therewith, i. 8. ARWALD, king of the Isle of Wight ; his brothers martyred, iv. 16. ASCLEPIODOTUS recovers Britain, i. 6. ASTERIUS, bishop of Milan, but resided at Genoa, consecrates Bishop Birinus, iii. 7 ; he died at Genoa, A.D. 640. (See Ugbelli Ital. Sacra, iv. 64.) He is called bishop of Genoa by Bede. AT THE WALL, see AD MURUM. AT THE STONE, see AD LAPIDEM. ATTILA, king of the Huns, i. 13. AUGUSTINE, bishop of Hippo, answers Pelagins, i. 10. AUGUSTINE, St., and other monks sent by Pope Gregory to Britain ; they become alarmed and go back, but are confirmed by a letter from the pope and proceed, i. 23 ; they arrive in Britain, i. 25 ; their mode of life and success, i. 26 ; Augustine is consecrated at Arles ; his questions to Pope Gregory, and Gregory's answers, i. 27 ; he receives the pall from Gregory, i. 29 ; he is instructed what to do in the case of the heathen temples, i. 30 ; he is cautioned against pride, i. 31 ; he rebuilds Christ Church, Canterbury, and builds a monastery near that city towards the East, i. 33 ; he holds a synod of Saxon and British bishops at Augustine's Oak ; the miracle which he there performed ; of the second synod and the terms of a concordat there proposed ; the British bishops reject him, and he threatens them with Divine vengeance, ii. 2 ; he makes Mellitus first bishop of London, and Justus of Rochester ; his death and epitaph, ii. 3. AUGUSTINE'S Ac (or Oak), place where Carter thinks it was, near Aust or Aust-Clive, on the Severn. (Hist. Eng. i. 224 ; Camd. Brit. col. 237.) AURELIANUS AMBROSIUS, general of the Britons, i. 16. AUTISSIODORUM [Autun], the see of St. Germanus, i. 17. BADDESDOWN HILL [Mons Badonicus], its siege, i. 16. BADUDEGN, a monk of Lindisfarne, healed at the tomb of St. Cuthbert, iv. 30. BADWIN, one of the two bishops placed over the East Angles in the room of Bisi, iv. 5. BAITHANUS, an Irish bishop, and disciple of Columba. (Set Adamnan's Life of Columba.) BALDHILDA, queen of France, commands Bishop Dalfin to be slain, v. 19. BANCORNABURG, or BANCHOR, or BANGOR ISCOED, a monastery of the Britons in Cheshire, or as some say in Flintshire, containing a large number of monks ; their slaughter at Legacestir, ii. 2. BARDNEY, or PEARDANEU, a monastery in Lindsey, to which the bones of Oswald were carried, iii. 2. BARKING, see BERECINGUM. BARVE, or ADBARVE, a monastery in the province of Lindsey, now Barton on the Humber, or perhapB Barrow, near Goxhill, in Lincolnshire, given by King Wulf here to Bishop Ceadda, iv. 3 ; Win-frid dies there, iv. 6. BASSIANUS, son of the Emperor Severus, i. 5. BASSUS, a soldier of King Edwin, conducts Pauhnus and Ethelberga on their return to Kent, ii. 20. BEBBA, queen of Northumbria, iii. 6, 16. BEBBANBURG, now BAMBOROUGH, the royal city of Bernicia, iii. 6, 16 ; Oswald's bones placed there in St. Peter's Church, iii. 6, 12 ; is besieged by Penda, and saved by the prayers of Aidan from being burnt, iii. 16. BEGU, iv. 23. BERECINGUM, or BARKING, a monastery in East Saxony, built by Bishop Earconwald for his sister Ethelberga, iv. 6 ; of the miracles performed there, iv. 8, 9, 10. BERNICIA, iii. 4, 6, v. 5, 15 ; Ethelfrid sprung from thence, iii. 1 ; the first cross erected there, iii. 2. BERNWIN, a clerk and kinsman of Wilfrid, to whom he intrusted part of the Isle of Wight, iv. 16. BERTHA, daughter of Charibert, king of France, queen of Ethelbert, her origin and piety, i. 25. BERTGILS, surnamed BONIFACE, bishop of the East Angles, iii. 20.

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