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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
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A.D. 757. ETHELBALD SLAIN. 5 brought bishop Kinewulph prisoner to the city of Bebba,le and caused the church of" St. Peter, in Lindisfarne, to be besieged.17 Oifo, the son of Alfred, was unthinkingly running with all haste towards the relics of Saint Cuthbert, the bishop, when he was dragged out of the church, without his weapons, and almost famished with hunger. In the same year, bishop AUwich died, and Ardulf, a deacon, was ordained to the bishopric.11* Cuthred, the king of the West Saxons, rose against Ethelbald, king of Mercia. In the year from the incarnation of our Lord 752, on the day before the calends of August, an"eclipse of the moon took place. In the year 753, Boniface the archbishop, who was also called Winfrid, with fifty-three others, was crowned with the martyrdom of the Pranks. In the following year, Cuthred, king of the West Saxons, died, the sceptre of whose kingdom was received by Sigebert. In the year 756, being the fifteenth18 year of his reign, king Eadbert, with TJnnust, king of the Picts, led an army to the cities of Alclutit,19 and there received the Britons of that neighbourhood under their subjection, on the first day of August ; but, on the tenth day of the same month, almost the whole of the army which he led from Deouama,19* was destroyed at ffiwam-birg, that is at the new city. In the same year Battere, the anchorite, attained the life of the righteous, and departed unto the Lord. On the eighth day before the calends of December, the moon, on her fifteenth day, being about her full, appeared to be covered with the colour of blood, and then, the darkness decreasing, she returned to her usual brightness ; but, in a wondrous manner, a bright star followed the moon, and, passing across her, preceded her when shining, at the same distance at which it had followed her before she was darkened. ' In the year 757, Ethelbald, king of Mercia, was treacherously slain by his own allies.20 In the same year a civil war 16 Now Bamborougli, in Northumberland. 17 " Basilicata " here is probably a wrong reading for " basilica;" if so, the meaning will be, that Eadbert ordered Kinewulph to be confined in the church of St. Peter, at Lindisfarne, which agrees with the account given by Roger of Wendover. I7* Of Sidnancaster, or Lindesey. 11 V. r. Eighteenth. 19 Supposed to be Dumbarton, in Scotland. K* Holinshed calls this place Ouan. Probably the reading in his MS. was " De Ouania," instead of " Deouma," as in the printed copy. 20 This is probably said in reference to Cuthred, king of the West

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