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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
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for by his uncle king Edward, who caused him to come to his court ; on arriving at which he did not long survive, and in a very short space of time his wife died. King Edward, however, kept his son Edgar with him, and brought him up as his own son. And because he intended to make him his heir be gave him the name of ' Atheling,' the same as we say ' domicellus' or ' damiseli,' meaning ' young lord ; ' but we say it indifferently of many, inasmuch as we7 call the sons of barons 'damisells,' whereas the English called none but the sons of kings by that name. And if we would express this still more clearly, in one part of Saxony' an imago is known by the name of ' ling ;' and ' athel,' in the English, signifies noble ; I wherefore, the two being joined together, the word ' Atheling' I would signify the 'image of nobility.' Hence it is that the I West-Saxons, that is, the people of Exeter, have an expres-II sion signifying supreme contempt—' hinderling,' meaning ' an I image cast down from or forsaking all propriety.' King Ed-II ward, however, as he was aware of the wickedness of his I nation, and especially the vanity of the sons of Godwin, namely, i Harold (who afterwards seized the kingdom), Gurth, Leofwin, II and the rest of his brothers, thinking that that could not possibly be lasting or durable which he had purposed respecting I Edgar Atheling, adopted William, duke of the Normans, as • his successor in the kingdom, William the Bastard, that is [ .to say, the bastard son of Bobert, his mother's brother and ' ihis own uncle, a valiant, brave, and warlike man, who afterj wards, by the will of God, having conquered the above-named 1 Harold, the son of Godwin, victoriously gained possession of Ithe kingdom of the English.] Of rollers shin for robbery. *If, after judgment given, any one shall make a charge »before the justiciary that a person has been unrighteously slain, 1 kand that unjustly he lies buried among robbers, and shall say Ithat he is willing'to make proof thereof, he is to give a pledgo kind find sureties ; upon which, the space of one month and a day Bhall be given him, and then he is to take relatives of the person slain, on both sides, namely, his father's and his mother's side, twelve on his father's side and six on his mother's. And if these eighteen are willing to make proof with him who first made the charge, and who has given the pledge, each of them ' Meaning the Normans. The text of Yv'iikins is still followed here.

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