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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 134

A.D. 1056. BISHOP LEONEGAB IS SLAIW. 123 thither the greater part of his army, and commanded them, if neeessity demanded it, manfully to resist the enemy, lie-turning -with the rest of his troops to Hereford, he surrounded it with a deep trench, and fortified it with gates and bars. In the meantime, messages being interchanged, Griffin, Algar, and Harold, and those who were with them, met at a place whieh is called Billigesleage,7 and, peace being granted and received, agreed upon a lasting friendship between them. This being settled, the fleet of earl Algar proceeded to Chester, and there awaited the pay that had been promised it ; but he himself went to the king, and received back from him his earldom. At the same period, Tremerin, the bishop of Wales,8 a religious man, departed this life. He had for a long time been the eoadjutor of Athelstan, bishop of Hereford, after he himself had become unable to perform the duties of the bishopric ; for, during a period of thirteen years, he was deprived of his eyesight. Herman, the bishop of the province of Wiltshire, being annoyed because the king was unwilling to allow the transfer of the see from the town whieh is called Eamnebirig9 to the abbey of Malmesbury,10 resigned the bishopric, and, crossing the sea, assumed the monastic habit at Saint Bertin's, and remained at the monastery there three years. In the year 1056, the emperor Henry died at Borne, and was succeeded by his son Henry. Athelstan, the bishop of Hereford, a man >f great sanctity, departed this life on the fourth day before the ides of February, at the town whieh is called Bosanbrig, and his body being taken to Hereford, was buried in the church there, whieh he had buUt from the » foundation. He was sueeeeded by Leonegar, the chaplain of duke Harold, who, in the same year, on the sixteenth day before the calends of July, was slain at the place which is called Glastingeberie," together with his clergy, and the sheriff Agelnoth, and many others, by Griffin, king of the Welsh. He enjoyed the bishopric eleven weeks and four days. After his death, the bishopric of Hereford was given in charge to Aldred, bishop of Worcester, until a bishop should be appointed. Afterwards, the same bishop, and the nobles ' Or Bilsley. 8 Of Saint David's. 8 Ramesbury. 10 Roger of Wendover says Salisbury. 11 Glastonbury.

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