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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1


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 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1
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A.D. 96C] BAPTISM OP HAROLD. the first, the Alfleda [theWhite], surnamed Enede, daughter of earl Ordinar, he had Eadward, who was afterwards king and martyr ; after her decease he took Alfrida, daughter of earl Ordgar, and widow of Ethelwold, earl of the East Angles, by whom he had two sons, Eadmund and Ethelred. By Wulfrida, a concubine, who certainly was not a nun at the time, but had veiled herself for fear of the king, being but a young girl, he begat St. Edith. Pope Benedict sat in the chair two months^ and five days, and pope Leo, one year and four months. Restoration of two monasteries. A.D. 964. King Eadgar the Pacific placed monks in the New Minster at Winchester, and in that in Middleton, and made Ethelgar abbat of the former, and Kineward of the latter. Warning from heaven. . A.D. 965. John sat in the Roman chair, seven years and eleven months. A t this time as St. Ethelwold, bishop of the city of Winchester, was standing praying one night at the great altar of his church before the relics of the saints, there appeared unto him three venerable persons, the middle one of whom plainly uttered these words, "I am," said he, " Birstan, formerly bishop of this city ;" then pointing to his right side, " Here," said he, "is Birin, the first preacher and priest of this church ;" after this, pointing to his left side, " Here," said he, " is St. Swithun, the spiritual patron of this church and city ; know also, that as you see me with them in your presence, so I enjoy equal glory with them in heaven ; why then am I defrauded of the honour due to me from mortals on earth who am magnified with the fellowship of celestial spirits in heaven ?" And having thus spoken he was borne on high with his companions, leaving his precious memory to that people on earth. How king Harold forsook idolatry, and was baptized. A.D. 966. The Danes were disputing at a feast with a clerk named Popò concerning the worship of God, and of the gods, the Danes asserting that Jesus Christ is God, but that there are other gods, greater and more ancient ; Popò

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