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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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ELFLEDA, daughter of Eanfleda. (See Acta SS. Feb. ii. 178.) ELFLEDA, daughter of Oswy, dedicated to God in thanksgiving for the defeat of Penda, iii. 24 j enters the nunnery of Heruteu, and becomes abbess of Whitby, iii. 24, iv. 26. ELFWIN, brother of King Egfrid, slain, iv. 21. ELGE, now ELY, a province of the East Angles, where was Etheldrida's monastery, iv. 19. ELLA, king of Deira in the time of Gregory, ii. 1. He began to reign, 559 according to Florence of Worcester, 560 according to the Saxon Chronicle. ELLI, king of Sussex, the first who ruled all Britain south of the Humber, ii. 5. ELMETE, a wood district in Yorkshire, in which was Thridwulf's monastery, ii. 14. EMME, bishop of the Scnones (Sens), receives Hadrian on his way to Britain, iv. 1. EOLLA, the second bishop of Sussex, v. 18. EPHESCS, its decree adopted at the council of Hatfield, iv. 17. ERCONWALD, a patrician of the Franks, receives Fursey and keeps his body, iii. 19. ESICA, a boy in Barking Abbey, iv. 8. Esius, an abbot, supplies Bede with information of transactions in East Anglia, Prrf. ETHELBALD, king of Mercia, and superior lord of all England south of the Humber, v. 23. ETHELBERT, became king of Kent in 568; receives Augustine, i. 25 ; Gregory's letter and presents, i. 32 ; founds the church of St. Peter and St. Paul at Canterbury, i. 33 ; also the church of St. Paul at London, and of St. Andrew at Rochester, ii. 3 ; receives letters from Boniface, ii. 4 ; his death, laws, and the state of his kingdom and religion after his death, ii. 5. Ethelbert's first wife was Bertha, who much promoted his conversion : he afterwards married again. ETHELBERT, son of Wictred, and after him king of Kent, v. 23. ETHELBERGA, daughter of Anna, and abbess of Brie ; her body free from corruption, iii. 8. ETHELBERGA, or TATE, daughter of King Ethelbert, sister of Eadbald, and wife of Edwin, introduces the true faith into Northumber-land, ii. 9 ; receives letters and presents from Pope Boniface, ii. 11 ; after the death of Edwin returns to Kent, u. 20 ; where she became a nun in the monastery of Liming, and was canonized. ETHBLBERGA, sister of Bishop Earconwald, and abbess of Barking, iv. 6 ; her sanctity and miracles, iv. 9. ETHELDRIDA, daughter of Edwin and Ethelberga, buried at York, ii. 14. ETHELDRIDA, Queen, daughter of Anna, iv. 3 ; her life, death, and incorruption, iv. 19 ; Bede's hymn, iv. 20. ETHELFRID, of Bernician origin, iii. 1 ; king of Northumberland, defeats Ædan, king of Scots, i. 34 ; slaughters the British monks at Chester, ii. 2 ; persecutes Edwin ; is slain by Redwald, ii. 12. ETHELHERE, brother to King Anna, killed in battle, iii. 24. ETHELHILDA, Abbess, iii. 11. ETHELHUN, son of Edwin and Ethelberga, buried at York, ii. 14. ETHELHUN, brother of Edwin, his vision, iii. 27. ETHELRED, king of Mercia, married Osthrida, daughter of Oswy, iii. 11 ; ravages Kent ; recovers the province of Lindsey, iv. 12; the synod of Hatfield, iv. 17 ; he fights with Egfrid, and afterwards makes peace, iv. 21 ; his quarrel with Wilfrid ; he resigns his crown to Coinred and becomes an abbot, v. 19. ETHELWALCH, king of Mercia, gives Selsey to Wilfrid, iv. 13. ETHELWALD, king of East Anglia, brother of Anna, stands godfather to Suidhelm, iii. 22. ETHELWALD, king of the Deiri, son of Oswald, and nephew of Oswy, makes war on his uncle, iii. 14, 24 ; he gives the monastery of Lestingau to Odd, iii. 23. ETHELWALD, a priest of Ripon, and successor to Cuthbert in the hermitage of Farne, dies there, v. 1. , ETHELWALD, abbot of Melrose, afterwards bishop of Lindisfarne, v. 13. ETHELWIN, educated in Ireland, iii. 27 ; bishop in the province of Lindsey, iii. 11, iv. 12. ETHELWIN, a præfect of King Oswy, slays Oswin, iii. 14. ETHERIUS, see ÆTHERIUS. ETLA, bishop of Dorchester, came from the monastery of Whitby, iv. EUDOXIUS, his heresy condemned at the council of Hatfield, iv. 17. EULALIA, iv. 20. EUMER, ii. 9. EUPHEMIA, iv. 20. EUTYCHES, iv. 17. EUTYCHIUS, bishop of Constantinople, his heresy refuted by Pope Gregory, ii. 1. FAMILIES. Land of so many families, or, as the Saxon term expresses it, so many hides of land. FARA, or BOROUNDOFARA, Abbess, founded the abbey of Brige, or Brie, iii. 8. Her life by Jonas Bobbiensis is in Mabillon's Acta Sanct. Ord. Ben. ii. p. 420. FARNE, an island, the retreat of Bishop Aidan, iii. 16 ; also of St. Cuthbert, who died there, iv. 27, 29 ; of Ethelwald, who also died there, v. 1. FARO, bishop of Meaux (Meldorum Episc), receives Hadrian, iv. 1. FELIX, Pope, and great-great-grandfather of Pope Gregory the Great, ii. 1. FELIX, bishop of Burgundy, preaches [about 630 ; see Wharton's Anglia Sacra, i. 403,] in East Anglia, ii. 15, iii. 18 ; has his episcopal seat at Dunwich, ii. 15 ; dies there, ii. 15. FEPPINGUM, see Infeppingum. FINAN, bishop of Lindisfarne from 651 to 661, and successor of Aidan, iii. 17; (see Acta Sanct. Feb. iii. 21 ;) baptizes Prince Peada of Mercia, with many of the people, and consecrates Diurna bishop of the Mercians and Middle Anglians, iii. 21 ; he baptizes the East Angles, with their King Sigebert, and consecrates Cedd as their bishop ; he builds a church of oak in the island of Lindisfarne, iii. 24 ; he persists in his doctrine of the observance of Easter, iii. 25 ; holds his bishopric ten years, iii. 26. FORTHERE, bishop of the West Saxons, v. 19.

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