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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 84

A.D. 967. MONKS Γ-LACED IN THE NEW MONASTERY. 73 In the year 960, Saint Dunstan went to the city of Rome, in the third year of the indiction, and received the pall from pope John, and then returned to his country in the paths of peace. In the lapse of a few months after this, he repaired to the royal threshold, and, knocking at the gate of the palace, with suggestions for the exercise of the royal piety and with most humble prayers, he entreated the king that he would promote to the honor of the bishopric of Worcester the blessed Oswald, the cousin of his own predecessor Odo, a monk noted for his piety, meekness, and humility, and who, by real experience, he had proved to wax strong in the Divine fear and in the holy exercise of virtue. King Edgar assented to the requests of Saint Dunstan, and the blessed Oswald was installed by himself in the high priesthood. In the year 963, on the death of Brihtelm, Saint Ethelwald, the venerable abbat,70 who had been educated by the blessed Dunstan, received the bishopric of "Winchester, and in the same year, by the king's command, the clergy11 having been expelled, filled the old monastery with monks ; for he had especially persuaded the king, whose chief adviser he wae, to expel the clergy from the monasteries, and to place in them monks and nuns. In the year 964,Edgarthe Peaceful, king of theEnglish, took to wife Elfthritha,72 the daughter of Ordgar, duke of Devonshire, after the death of her husband, Elfwold, the glorious duke of the East Angles; by whom he had two sons, Edmund and Egelred; he had also before this, by Egelfleda73 the Pair, the daughter of duke Ordmar, Edward, afterwards king and martyr ; and by Saint Elfthritha,74 he had a daughter, Editha, a virgin most strictly consecrated to God. In the same year, the same king placed monks in the new nfbnastery75 and in that at Middleton, and over the former he appointed Ethelgar, over the latter, Kineward, abbats. In the year 967, Edgar the Peaceful, king of the English, 70 Of Abingdon. 71 The secular clergy. 78 More generally called Elfrida. 73 More generally called Elfleda. 74 She is called Wulfreda by Roger of Wendover and William of Malmes-bury. By the term. " sancta," our author would seem to imply that she was a nun ; hut William of Malmeshury says, " it is certain that she was not a nun at that time, but being a lay virgin, had assumed the veil through fear of the king, though she was immediately afterwards forced to the royal bed." Roger of Wendover gives the same account. 74 At Winchester.

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