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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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BERTHUN, general of the South Saxons, expels Cadwalla ; is slain by Cadwalla, iv. 15. BERTHUN, abbot of Inderawood, relates the miracles of Bishop John, v. 2, 3, 4. BERTHWALD, bishop of Raculph, succeeds Theodore as archbUhop of Canterbury, v. 8, 12 ; receives Wilfrid, v. 19 ; consecrates Aldwulf, bishop of Rochester ; his death, v. 23 ; he is buried in the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, ii. 3. BERTH us, iv. 26. BETHLEHEM, its site and neighbourhood, v. 17. BETTI, one of the four bishops sent to convert the Middle Angles, iii. 21. Birinus, bishop, comes to Britain ; preaches to the Gewissx ; receives Dorchester for his bishopric ; is buried there, but afterwards translated to Winchester, iii. 7. BISCOP, BENEDICT, one of the nobles of Egfrid ; builds a monastery at Weremouth ; goes to Rome ; obtains a letter of privilege ; brings back with him John the singer to Britain, iv. 18 ; Wilfrid goes with him to Rome, v. 20. BISI, bishop of the East Angles, succeeds Boniface ; is present at the synod of Hertford ; becomes infirm, and two bishops are substituted in his place. BLECCA, prefect of Lincoln, converted by Paulinus, ii. 16. BLEDLA, king of the Huns, i. 13. BLITHRIDA, wife of Pepin, v. 12. BOISIL, propositus of Melros, v. 10 ; teacher of St. Cutbbert, iv. 27 ; foretells Cuthbert's bishopric, iv. 28, v. 10. BONIFACE, successor to Pope Deusdedit, ii. 6 ; holds a synod of Italian bishops, and sends its decrees by Mellitus to Archbishop Laurentius and King Ethelbert, ii. 4 ; obtains the Pantheon from Phocas, ii. 4 ; sends the pall and a letter to Justus, ii. 6 ; sends gifts and a letter to Edwin, ii. 10 ; also to Queen Ethelberga, ii. 11. BONIFACE, see BERTGILS. BONIFACE, archdeacon of Rome, and preceptor of Wilfrid, v. 10. BONONIA, a city of Gaul, where Peter, abbot of Canterbury, was buried, i. 33. Boructuarii, v. 10 ; converted by Suidbert ; expelled by the old Saxons, v. 12. BOSA, bishop of Deira, iv. 12 ; from the monastery of Streaneshalch, iv. 23 ; his death, v. 3. BOSANHAM, a monastery in Sussex, iv. 13. From it and the monastery of Selsey arose the bishopric of Chichester. BOSEL, first bishop of the Wiccii, iv. 23. BOTHELM, a monk of Hagulstad, cured of a bruise in the arm by St. Oswald's cross, ìli. 2. BREGUSUID, mother of Hilda, her dream, iv. 23. BRIDIUS, son of Meilochon, king of Scotland; he is mentioned in Adamnan's life of Columbanus, ili. 4. BRIE, [FAREMOKSTIER EN BRIE] or BRIGE, or INBRIGE, a Gallic Benedictine monastery, about which see Gallia Christiana, viii. 1700, iii. 8. BRITAIN, its description, i. 1 ; its condition before the Arian heresy, i. 8 ; its condition after the departure of the Romans, i. 12, 14 ; after the victories of the Saxons, i. 15 ; after the Pelagian heresy, i. 22 ; afflicted by a pestilence, iii. 27. Pits affirms that Bede wrote a book, " De situ et mirabilibus Britanniæ," which, he says, was in the library of Bennet College, Cambridge. Bishop Nicholson supposes that Pits mistook for it the first chapter of the Eccl. History, or rather Alfred's paraphrase of it, which he says is found in the library of Bennet Coll. Cambridge. Some have thought that Bede is the author of the work ascribed to Richard of Cirencester, which hears the title of " De situ Britannia;," but for this supposition there is no foundation. BRITONS, driven to despair by hunger, repel the enemies ; enervated by luxury and abundance, they invite the Saxons, i. 14 ; they are oppressed by the Saxons, i. 15 ; they defeat the Picts and Scots with the aid of Germanus, i. 20 ; they omit to preach the true faith to the Saxons, i. 22 ; their bishops reject the authority of St. Augustine ; they are slaughtered by Ethelfrid, ii. 2 ; they despise the religion of the Saxons, ii. 20 ; their bishops attend at the consecration of Bishop Ceadda, iii. 28 ; some of them recover their freedom, iv. 2G ; some of them in Sussex submit to the true observance of Easter, v. 18 ; others reject it, v. 22 ; their condition when Bede closed his history, v. 23. BRIUDUN, a monastery to which Tatwine belonged, who was afterwards archbishop of Canterbury, v. 23. BROCMAIL, a British general, otherwise called Brocwel Isigthrog, who was defeated at the battle of Chester, ii. 2. BURGHELM, a priest who administered baptism to the South Saxons, iv. 13. BUSCFREA, see WuscraSA. CÆCILIA, Saint, v. 19 ; her church, v. 11. CÆDMON, or CADMON, his history, and talent for singing, iv. 24. CADWALLA, or CEADWALLA, king of the Britons, his character; he slays Edwin, ii. 20 ; he slays Osric and Eanfrid, and is himself slain by Oswald, iii. 1. CADWALLA, or CEADWALLA, a prince of the "West Saxons (Gewissæ) ; he afterwards becomes king of that people, slays King Ethelwalch ; he subdues Sussex, iv. 15 ; gives part of the Isle of Wight to Wilfrid, iv. 16 ; abdicates and goes to Rome, where he is baptized, and dies, iv. 12, v. 7- (For his genealogy, see Lappenberg's Geschichte von England.) CALCARIA, or KALCACESTIR, iv. 23. CALE, now CHELLES, a monastery near Paris, in France, to which Anglo-Saxon virgins were sent, iii. 8, iv. 23. It was founded by Baldhilda, queen of Clovis II. (Gallia Christiana, vii. 558.) CAMALODUNUM, now MALDON. CAMPODUNUM, called Donafield in the Anglo-Saxon version, famous for a king's palace, and another built by Paulinus and burnt by the pagans, ii. 14. Camden identifies it with Almonbury,

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