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without deep sorrow forgive us for saying so that we suf-
fer him to be torn from us, and be removed from our eyes by so
vast an extent of land and sea. But as love has no perception
of loss, nor faith of injury, and no remoteness of regions can
part those whom the tie of unfeigned affection joins together,
we have most willingly assented to your request for to you we



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have no power to refuse anything nor do we grudge him to
you, whose advantage we rejoice in as much as if it were our
own, and whose profit we count as ours : for we know that in
every place one only God is served, and that the Catholic and
Apostolic Church is one, whether it be at Rome or in the parts
beyond the sea.

It is our duty, then, to make him over to you canonically ; and
it is your duty to receive him reverentially, that is to say, in
such way and mode as may best conduce to the glory of your
kingdom, to the honor of the Church and our prelacy ; and to
send him to you along with his electors, and with certain nobles
and great personages of your kingdom, as well bishops, presbyters,
deacons, as religious laymen also, who with their own lips promise
and declare to us in the presence of our whole church that they
will treat him with fitting respect during the whole course of his
life, and that they will inviolably keep with the strictest care the
canonical decrees and the rules of the Church, handed down to
the Church by the apostles and by apostolic men, such as they
could then hear from us, and afterwards learn from him their
pastor and teacher, according to the form delivered by us to him.
Which when they shall have done, with the divine blessing and the
authority of St. Remigius, by our ministry and the laying on of
hands, according to the custom of the Church, receiving him prop-
erly ordained, and in all things fully instructed, let them conduct
him with due honor to his own seat, glad and cheerful themselves
that they are always to enjoy his protection, and constantly to be
instructed by his teaching and example.

And as the members feel a concern for each other, and when
even one rejoices they rejoice with it, or if even one suffer all the
other members sympathize with it, we again earnestly and spe-
cially commend him to your Royal Highness and to your most
provident goodness, that he may be always permitted, with unfet-
tered authority, without any gainsaying, to teach and to carry
into effect whatever he may discover to be fit and useful for the
honor of the Church and the instruction of your people, according
to the authority of the canons and the custom of our Church, lest,
haply which God forbid ! any one, under the instigation of
the devil, being moved by the impulse of spite and malevolence,
should excite controversy or raise sedition against him. But



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should this happen, it will be your duty then to make special pro-
vision against this, and by all means to discourage by your royal
censure all such persons, if they should chance to show themselves,
and check barbaric rudeness by the curb of your authority ; and
it will be his duty always to consult for the salvation of the people
committed to his pastoral skill, and rather to draw all men after
him by love than to drive them by fear.

May you, most illustrious, most religious, and most invincible
king, ever rejoice and flourish in Christ the Lord of lords.



INDEX



[The numbers refer to pages.]



Aclea, 4

Adam, 2

JEglea, 78

^Elfthryth, 37, 38

^Ella, 16

^thelbald, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12

.Ethelbert, 12, 13

jEthelflaed, 37

^Ethelgivu, 37, 58

JEthelhelm, 48

^Ethelred (King of Wessex), 13,
18, 19, 20, 21, 22

^Ethelred (Alfred's father-in-law),
17.

^Ethelred (Alfred's son-in-law),
37, 44, 45, 47

JEthelstan (under-king of Kent), 4

jEthelstan (priest), 41

^Ethelward, 37

^thelwulf (King of Wessex), 1, 2,
4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 33

^Ethelwulf (Ealdorman of Berk-
shire), 12, 19

Alemanni, 34

Alfred, 1, and passim

Aller, 29

Anarawd, 45

Angles, 19, 47, 72. See also East
Angles

Anglo-Saxons, 1, 8, 13, 31, 32, 34,
35,47,48. See also East Saxons,
Saxons, South Saxons, West
Saxons

Anwind, 25



Armorica, 34. See also Brittany

Arnolf, 47, 48

Ashdown, 20, 22

Ash's Hill, 20

Asser, 1, [8, 10, 13-15, 17, 20, 21,

27, 34, 35, 42-46, 48, 49, 51,

52], 71

Athelney, 28, 29, 54
Augustine, 73
Avon, 26

Bagsecg, 22

Ban well, 46

Barnabas, 73

Basing, 22

Beaw, 2

Bedwig, 2

Beldeag, 2

Beorhtric, 8, 9

Beorhtwulf, 3

Berengar, 48

Berkshire, 1, 12, 19

Berroc Wood, 1

Brecknock, 44

Bretons, 39

Britain, 1, 13, 26, 31, 32

British, 3

Brittany, 60. See also Armorica

Brockmail, 44

Brond, 2

Burgred, 4, 5, 18, 24

Cserwent, 43
Cairceri, 30



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INDEX



Cairwisc, 26

Cambridge, 25

Canterbury, 3, 18, 41

Carlo man, 33

Ceawlin, 1

Ceolnoth, 18

Ceolwald, 1

Ceolwulf, 25, 26

Ceorl, 3

Cerdic, 1, 3

Charlemagne, Charles (the Great),
9, 34

Charles (the Bald), 6, 11, 33, 34,
67

Charles (the Fat), 47, 48

Charles (son of Louis the Ger-
man), 34

Ch^zy, 47, 48

Chippenham, 5, 26, 30

Cirencester, 30, 31

Ccenred, 1

Coit Maur, 28

Conde", 32

Congresbury, 46

Cornwall, 35, 46, 60

Creoda, 1

Cutha, 1

Cuthwine, 1

Cynric, 1, 3

Cynwit, 27

Danes, [3-5, 12, 13, 16-34, 39,

46, 47, 55]
Danube, 13
David, 2
Dene, 42, 62
Devon, 3, 27
Dorubernia, 3
Durugueir, 25
Dyfed, 27, 44

Eadburh, 8, 9, 17
Eafa, 1



Eald-Seaxum, 33

Ealhere, 4, 5

Ealhmund, 1

Ealhstan, 6, 17

Eanwulf, 6

East Angles, 18

East Anglia, 13, 16, 18, 19, 31, 32,
33, 34

East Frankland, 31, 32. See also
Frankland

East Saxons, 13. See also Anglo-
Saxons, Saxons, South Saxons,
West Saxons

Edington, 28

Edmund, 18

Edward, 37, 38

Egbert, 1

Egbert's Stone, 28

Elesa, 1

Elias, 52

England, 69, 70

Englefield, 19

English, 19, 69, 70, 71

Enoch, 2

Enosh, 2

Eoppa, 1

Esla, 1

Essex, 3

Exanceastre, 26

Exeter, 26, 46

Fernmail, 44

Finn, 2

Frsena, 22

Frankland, 31, 32, 60. See also

East Frankland
Franks, 6, 7, 9, 11, 31, 33, 34, 39,

47, 68, 72, 73, 77. See also

West Franks
Frealaf, 2
Freawine, 1
Freothegar, 1
Frisians, 33, 39



INDEX



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Frithowald, 2


Ine, 1




Frithuwulf, 2


Ingild, 1




Froom, 25


Inwar, 27




Fulco, 72


Ireland, 52, 61




Fulham, 31


Irish, 39






Itermod, 2




Gaini, 17






Gallic, 55, 56


James (the apostle), 73




Gaul, 26, 28, 42, 60, 74


Jared, 2




Gauls, 34, 39, 56


Jerusalem, 52




Geata, 2


Jews, 56, 57




Germanic, 8


John (the Old Saxon), 42, I


>5, 56,


Germany, 33


57, 71




Geta, 2


Judith, 6, 7, 11, 33, 34, 35




Gewis, 1


Jutes, 3




Ghent, 31






Glywyssing, 44


Kenan, 2




Godwulf, 2


Kennet, 19




Goths, 3


Kent, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 32




Great Forest, 28






Greeks, 70


Lamech, 2




Gregory (the Great), 41, 60,


Latin, 17, 19, 26, 28, 37, 69,


70,71


73


Leo (IV), 5




Grimbald, 42, 71, 75


Leonaford, 45




Gueriir, 35


Lindsey, 24




Guthrum, 25


Lombardy, 48




Gwent, 44


London, 3, 24, 47






Louis (the Pious), 34




Halfdene, 25, 26, 27


Louis (the German), 34




Hampshire, 12, 28


Louis (the Stammerer), 33




Harold, 22


Louis (III), 33




Hathra, 2






Hebrew, 70


Mahalalel, 2




Hebrews, 40


Marinus, 34




Helised, 44


Marne, 47




Hemeid, 44


Martin, 50




Heremod, 2


Medway, 32




King war. See In war


Mercia, 3, 4, 8, 17, 18, 24,


96 36,


Howel, 44


37, 41, 47, 60




Huda, 5


Mercian, 17, 36, 41




Humber, 16, 69


Mercians, 4, 5, 18, 24, 26, 41


,44,45


Hwala, 2


Methuselah, 2




Hwicce, 31


Meuse, 31





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INDEX



Middlesex, 3
Mid- Wales, 4
Mouric, 44
Mucill, 17

Neot, 35
Noah, 2
Nobis, 44
.Northumbria, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26,

61

Northumbrian, 16
Northumbrians, 16, 45
Nottingham, 17, 18

Odo, 48
Offa, 8

Old Saxon, 55
Old Saxons, 33, 34
Osbern, 22
Osbert, 16
Osburh, 2
Oscytel, 25
Oslac, 2
Osric, 12

Paris, 46, 47, 48
Paul, 11, 73
Pavia, 10
Pepin, 34
Peter, 11, 41, 73
Picts, 25
Plegmund, 41, 71

Reading, 19

Remigius, 73, 74, 76

Repton, 24, 25

Rheims, 72

Rhine, 48

Rhodri, 44, 45

Ris, 44

Rochester, 32

Romans, 70

Rome, 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 24, 48, 76



Rudolf, 48
Ruim, 5

St. Davids, 44

Sandwich, 4

Saxon, 5, 7, 13, 14, 25, 26, 32, 33,
37, 38, 41, 42, 46

Saxon Colony, 24, 34

Saxons, 4, 9, 23, 24, 32, 33, 47, 48.
See also Anglo-Saxons, East
Saxons, Old Saxons, South
Saxons, West Saxous

Sceaf, 2

Sceldwea, 2

Scheldt, 32

Sedulius, 2

Seine, 46, 47

Selwood (Forest), 6, 28

Seth, 2

Severn, 42

Shaftesbury, 58

Sheppey, 3, 6

Sherborne, 6, 12, 17

Sidroc the Elder, 22

Sidroc the Younger, 22

Solomon, 40, 59

Somerset(shire), 6, 27, 28

South Saxons, 42. See also Anglo-
Saxons, East Saxons, Saxons,
West Saxons

South Wales, 44

Stour, 33

Strathclyde, 25

Stuf, 3

Surrey, 4, 5, 12

Sussex, 12, 42

Tsetwa, 2

Tarrant, 25

Tenet, 5. See also Thanet

Teudubr, 44

Thames, 3, 4, 19, 31, 69

Thanet, 12. See also Tenet



INDEX



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Thetford, 18
Thornsseta, 25
Tigguocobauc, 17
Tyne, 25
Tyrrhene Sea, 34, 52

Wserferth, 69. See also Werfrith

Wales, 4, 8, 43, 44, 60. See also
Mid- Wales, South Wales, West-
ern Wales

Wantage, 1

Wareham, 25

Wedmore, 29

Welsh, 1, 5, 17, 25, 26, 28, 30, 39

Werfrith, 41. See also Wserferth

Werwulf, 41

Wessex, 7, 8, 42, 44, 46, 60. See
also West Saxon (s)

Western Wales, 42

West Franks, 33, 34, 46

West Saxon, 13



West Saxons, 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13,
15, 18, 19, 33, 41. See also
Anglo-Saxons, East Saxons,
Saxons, South Saxons, Wessex

Wicganbeorg, 3

Wido, 48

Wig, 1

Wight, Isle of, 3

Wihtgar, 3

Wihtgaraburg, 3

Wiley, 23

Wilton, 23

Wiltshire, 26, 28, 48

Wimborne Minster, 22

Winchester, 11, 12

Wise, 26

Woden, 2

Worcester, 41

Yonne, 47
York, 16, 18



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