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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.
page 41

30 ANNALS OF EOGEE DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 799. In the eleventh year of king Brithric, that is to say, in the year of grace 795, the Northumbrians slew their king, Ethelred, who, in the same year in which king Osred was slain, becoming elated with pride, had forsaken his own wife and taken a new one, little thinking that he himself was destined to be slain within two years from that time. After him Herdulph obtained the kingdom of Northumbria, and was consecrated king by archbishop Embald,23 bishop Ethelbert and bishop Hingbald, and bishop Baldulph, and ascended the throne at York. In these days pope Adrian and the great king Offa, departed this life ; this Offa reigned with mighty sway in Mercia, during a period of thirty-nine years. He subdued Kenulph, king of "Wessex, and the people of Kent and Northumbria. King Offa was succeeded by his son Egfrith, who reigned one hundred and forty-one days, and then died ; he was succeeded by Kenulph, the father of Kenelm, a most powerful king.24 In the same year, Eadbert, who also bore the name of Pren, obtained the kingdom of Kent. The pagan nations laid waste Northumbria, and sacked the monastery of Egfrid at Tynemouth ; they were there met by the most noble of the English, men extremely well inured to war, and, their chieftains being slain, the barbarians were overcome, and betook themselves to their ships. Λνΐιβη they had reached the sea, they continued their flight with their ships, on which some of them were wrecked by a tempest, and many of them drowned ; but some of them coming ashore were taken, and were beheaded near the sea-shore. Not long after this, Kenwulph, king of Mercia, laid waste the province of Kent, and captured Pren, who was not a match for him in might, and had consequently concealed himself in hiding-places and out-of-the-way spots, and carried him back with him in chains. In the fourteenth year of king Brithric, the Bomans cut out the tongue of pope Leo, and put out his eyes, and expelled him from his see ; but he, as written documents inform us, through the grace of Christ, was enabled again to see and to 23 Eanbald. 24 The word " maris " seems out of place here, as no definite meaning can be attached to it, unless it is meant to say that Keuelin was a man, which seems quite superfluous.

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