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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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20 ANNALS OF EOGEE DE HOVEDEN. A. D. 749. given me, I would sooner choose your son than yourself, he-cause he seems to be the younger;" on which king Charles is said to.have replied:—" If you had chosen me, you should have had my son, but inasmuch as you have chosen him, you shall have neither me nor him for your own." However, on account of her wickedness, the king conferred on her a most excellent monastery, in which, laying aside her secular dress, and hypocritically assuming the garb of the nuns, she spent a very few years. For as this execrable woman lived wickedly in her own country, so much more the miserably and wickedly was she discovered to have been living in a foreign land. For, a short space of time having elapsed, while by some she was supposed to be performing her appropriate duties, she was debauched by a certain low fellow of her own nation. " Let cloudy error give way before justice ; let it cease, in fact, to seem a wondrous thing, that a woman should be taken in adultery." There is nothing for one to wonder at ; " Nothing is there concealed which shall not be known." After this, by order of the emperor Charlee the Great, she was, with great weariness and anguish of mind, expelled from her holy monastery, and, exposed to the reproaches of all, passed the rest of her life in poverty and misery ; attended to the last by one poor servant, and begging daily at houses and castles and in cities, she died miserably at Pavia.65 Brithric, the glorious king of the West-Saxons, being dead, king Egbert succeeded him in the rule and sway, and, springing from the royal stock, placed the diadem of the whole kingdom on his head, being encircled with a most ample crown. For he was a most active man, and, distinguished for his power, he subjected many realms to his dominion. He reigned thirty-six years and seven months. To Egbert succeeded his most mighty son Ethçlwulph, who by his noble wife had four sons, whose names were Ethelbald, Ethelbert, Ethelred, and Alfred, all of whom in turn succeeded to the kingdom. Cuthred, therefore,66 the above mentioned king of Wessex, after having conquered the most valiant earl Edelhun,6' as I have already68 mentioned elsewhere, when, in the thirteenth 65 Asser says that he had conversed with persons who had seen her begging there. 65 He now reverts for a period of about fifty years. « Or Adhelm. 68 This is an error, as he has not mentioned the victory over Edelhun,

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