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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 135

Leofric and Harold, reconciled Griffin, king of the "Welsh, with king Edward. Earl Agelwin Oddo,11* the lover of churches, the supporter of the poor, the defender of widows and orphans,12 the guardian of chastity, haying received the monastic habit a month before his death from Aldred, bishop cf Worcester, died on the second day before the calends of September, at Deorhirst, but being honorably buried in the monastery of Pershore, rests there. Algerie, the bishop of Durham, having of his own accord resigned the bishopric, retired to his own monastery, which is called Burgh,13 where he was educated, and became a monk, and lived there twelve years. He was succeeded in the bishopric by his brother, Egelwin, a monk of the monastery. In the year 1057, the Clito Edward, son of king Edmund Ironside, according to the command of his uncle, king Edward, came to England from Hungary, whither, as previously mentioned, he had long before been sent into banishment. For the king had determined to make him heir to the kingdom in succession to himself; but, shortly after he had arrived, he departed this life at London. Leofric, the praiseworthy earl, and of happy memory, son of dulie Leofwin, departed this life at a good old age, at his own town, whieh is called Bromleage,14 on the second day before the calends of September, and was honorably buried at Coventry : which monastery, among the other good works which he did in his lifetime, he himself and his wife, the noble countess Godiva, a worshipper of God, and a devoted lover of Saint Mary ever a virgin, had built with their patrimonial possessions from the very foundation, and abundantly endowed it with lands, and so enriched it with various ornaments, that in no monastery throughout the whole of England could such a quantity of gold, silver, jewels, and precious stones be found, as was at that period contained therein. The monasteries, also, of Leominster and Wenloek, and of Saint John the Baptist, and Saint Werburgh the Virgin, at Chester, and the church which Eadnoth, bishop of Lincoln, had built at the famous place which, in English is called »· Earl of Devon. 12 This seems to be intended as the meaning of the word " pupillorum" here. 15 Burgh, near Stamford. 14 Bromley. 124 ANNALS OF BOGEB, DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1057.

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