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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 85

74 ANNALS OF HOGEB. BE HOVEBEN. A.D. 973. placed nuns in the monastery of Rameseie,76 which his grandfather, king Edward the Elder, had built, and appointed Saint Merwinna abbess over them. In the year 968, bishop Aldred died at St. Cuthberf s, in Cuneceastre," and was succeeded in the bishopric by Elfsin. In the year 969, Edgar the Peaceful, king of the English, commanded Saint Dunstan, archbishop of Canterbury, and the blessed Oswald, bishop of Worcester, and Saint Ethelwald, bishop of Winchester, to expel the secular clergy in the larger monasteries, that were built throughout Mercia, and to place monks in them. In consequence of this, Saint Oswald, having gained his wish, expelled from the monastery the clergy of the church of Worcester, who refused to assume the monastic habit ; but those who consented to do so, the bishop himself ordained as monks, and appointed over them as prior,78 Winsin, a man of great piety. En the year 970, one hundred and ten years after his burial, in the fourteenth year of the indiction, on the ides of July, being the sixth day of the week, the relics of the holy and venerable bishop Swithin were removed from the place of their sepulture by Saint Ethelwald, the venerable bishop, Elstan, the abbat of Glastonbury, and Ethelgar, the abbat of the new monastery,79 and were interred in the church of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. In the year 971, the Clito Edmund, son of king Edgar, died, and was honorably interred in the monastery of Rameseie. Shortly after this, Ordgar, duke of Devonshire, the father-in-law of king Edgar, departed this life, and was buried at Exan-cestre.81 In the year 972, Edgar the Peaceful, king of the English, having completed the church of the new monastery, which had been begun by his father, king Edmund, caused it to be dedicated with all honor. Oskitel, the archbishop of York, having departed this life, his kinsman, Saint Oswald, the bishop of Worcester, was chosen archbishop in his room. In the year 973, in the thirtieth year of his age, being the fifth year of the indiction, on the fifth day before the ides of May, being the day of Pentecost, Edgar the Peaceful, king of 76 Ramsey. " Chester-le-street. 78 " Decanum," properly, " dean j" an older term, meaning the same as prior. 79 At Winchester. fl Exeter.

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