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versaries. On the other parte, the Duke encoraging his men sayde
thus: ' Whethersoever I turne mine ieys (mie moste faytheful
and valiant subjects,) I see yow all full of corage and strengthe ;
I beehowlde allsoe yow, mie feeres and confederats, not withowte
a gladde herte, howe noblie, beesides yowr faythfulnes, yow agree
with Rollo, the beginner of our line and nation, in vertew and
yaliance ; trulie the verie same imperie which hee with unspeak-
able toyle comprised in a land of hostilitee, owre predecessors bie
there manwhood have worthelie amplified, and yow yowre selves
have prinoelie supported and made moste flowrishinge ; whereunto
nowe bie Oodds favor and permission yow shall adjoyne Englonde,
which indeade is owres bie the promisse and gifte of that worthie
prince our kinsmanne kinge Edwarde ; whearfore wite ye well, mie
lordes, that wee make noe warrs against the londe, but againste
Haraldus, the sonne of the traytor Oodwinus, wrongfullie with-
boldinge it, mindinge bie all meanes to dispossesse himme, and
rewarde him with deserved penaltie for the breache of his otbe, as
one in whome is noe credite, noe estimation of synceritee, noe
feare of the divine Power, who with thease intollerable offences
(as it is justlie to bee thoughte) hath wonderuslie provoked Gods
wrath and indignation ; wherfore the victorie shall bee owres,
whearof the greater the hope is, soe mutche the more emestlie
addresse yowre selves herto, as menn that shall fighte for an as*
sewered and present rewarde/

With these advertisementes the mindes of eche parte beinge en-
flamed, the day beefore the Ides of Octobre, bringinge foorthe their
armies, and hoysing theire standerds, and according to the aun*-
cient guise sowndinge the blooddie onsett in great showtes and
malicius ranckowre, they rann together, yeat first spending their
shotte and dartes, and after takinge theire brighte swordes in
their handes. The Englishemenn, as mindefull of their owld
worthines, waxed verie hotte and cora^us; the Normans man^
f ullie resisted, as voyde of all feare ; the combate was mainteyned
with great rigor. Tlius the battayle a whyle endeweringe on

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sequall condition^ Haraldus with his light horsmen entered the
vawarde and souccered the travayled persons and restored freshe
in the roowme of the maymed. In die meane season the Nor-
man capitaine seinge the Englishemenn enforced them selves
to doe feates of armes^ hee commanded his horssemen to russhe
into the middest of the cownter parte to breake their aray;
but perceavinge them nether able one foote to drive backe the
Englishe men and to bee stryken doune on all sides, as a politique
governor hee thowghte beste to dissemble flienge awaye, and
privelie commanded his menn to abate their violence^ and to re-
trayte a littell, that their enemies folowinge might loose their
ordre^ for the Englishe people, which weare fewer in numbre, hadd
pitched themselves orderlie together againste the multitude, wher-
fore the Normann, seinge his menne geeve grownde, and the ene-
mie beginne intentivelie the chase, he forthwith placed a portion
of his horsmenn and freshe footemenn privUie in a place not farre
from the maine battaile, sodainlie to sett uppon their adversaries.
Thus the broyle waxed greate, bie reason they fayned to tome
their backes, they gave yeat a littell more grounde. Then the
Englishe parte beinge triumphant, as they whoe reckened the vic-
torie allreadie in their right handds, lefte their aray, and skatter-
inge them selves in the persewte, alyghted on the place wheare the
trayne and ambushement laye. The Normans thronged owte in
sharpe assawte on the Englishe; thus beinge dissevered, and
running abowte them in a ringe, hindered their passage and made
great slawghter. It is wonderus to be towlde with how presente
spirits and bowlde harte, with what force the Englishe menne,
beinge cleane owte of ordre and encompassed of theire enemies^
didd resiste, nothing abating the fight, whilest noblie theyr kinge
encoraged them, fowght in presence, and worthelie assisted them.
But after they saw his braines roved throwghe with a darte, and w. Con-
him fallinge deade from his horsse, then they piteuslie quayled, ^ctory"
8om saving themselves bie flighte, and the reste beinge slayne. '^J, **«**»?
Duke Wilham after this victone rejoiced more then cann bee ex-^ and he
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Waithim P^®®s®^> ^^^ ^s reported the nighte enseuing to have hard a voyce
Crosc, from above, sayinge, ^ O ! William, thow haste nowe vanquished,
y^ilste *^^^ *"^ thine oflFspring shall heare reygne/ Thus it commethe to
of the Eng- passe that of those thinges wee dreame which wee earnestlie
who had desier. The nexte day was dedicated to the gatheringe of spoyle and
a^rtheT^ refresshinge of their werie bodies, which beinge done, the duke de-
coming ia sieringe to use the oportunitee of his victorie, toke his voyage to-
gestiui, ^^ wardes London, and from all coste the people mette with himme,
618 years, and for feare yealded to his mercie : but a more convenient place
in the nexte booke shall make relacion herof.

After this discomfiture the earles Edowinus and Morcatus,
which escaped in this great overthrowe, fledd to London, in minde
to deliberat what weare beste to bee donn; but there a mann
cowlde have hearde nothinge but dolefull lamentacion, neather
seane enie thinge but sorowfull visages.

This was a most noble fighte, and supported with the exceading
occision of ether parte, to the nombre of more then xx. thow-
sand menne, wherin the whole Englishe puissance and imperie
camm to mine, which was portended bie a comete, or biasing
starre, of woonderfuU bignesse, which appeared manie dayes.
Haraldus was fownde emonge the deadd carkasses of his soldiers,
and his corps was restored to his mother Thira bie his enemie.
It was buried in the churche of the hoUie crosse at the village
named Waltham, which hee beegann to bylde, or rather restored,
as appeareth bie the shortenes of his life. There was an abbay
of secular chanons, and is distante from London abowt xii. miles,
wherunto hee gave fayer possessions. The river Lea ronnethe
bjp Waltham, which dividethe Essex from Hertfordshier.
y^Hara^us was xxxvj. in the ordre of the kinges from Cerdicius,
whoe, Beinge the verie laste of the Englishe line, at one verie in-
stance of time was within the revolution of a yeare berefte bothe
of his life and kingdom, in the yeare of our Lorde Godd mlxvij.,
and the dcxvij. yeare after the comminge of the Englishe people
into Brittaine, under the conducte of Hengestus, in the which

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space the reignes and dominions greatlie altered. The first was the
Kentishe kingdom, which hadd originall the ccccl.. yeare of our
Salvation; and after that vj. other kingdoms hadd their begin-
ninges at other times, as aboove wee have convenientlie specified ;
which all for that in conclusion thei weare resolved into the West-
erne kingdom, wee must neades speake somwhat towchinge the
duracion therof. The reigne of the West Saxons, Cerdicius being
the firste fownder therof, beganne dxxi. yeare after the nativitee
of Christe, and lxxi. after the arrivall of the Englishe men, and
there unto, within the space of ccccxvij. yeares ensewinge, wear
annected the other realmes, which was in the dccccxxxviij. yeare
of our Salvation, at the which time Adelstanus, the sonn of Ed-
warde the elder, after the xiij. yeare of his reigne, receaved into
allegiance and homage the Northumbrians, putting to flighte
Analaphus and Gothofredus, the sonnes of the Dane Sithricus, as
wee beefore made mention in owre vj. booke : bie meanes whearof
hee was the first of the Englishe kinges that attained the whole
monarchic, which endeured abowte an cxxviij. yeares after, unto
the deathe of Haraldus, whoe was vanquished bie the Normans,
yet not alltogether sownde and inviolate, for in this discours xxi.
yeares weare spente in Danishe dominion and reygne ; whearfore the
Westeme regiment, bie dewe computation, ceased the dxlvj. yeare
after that Cerdicius, their firste prince, obteined jurisdiction in the
Ilonde, and the dcxvij. after the comminge in of the Englishemen,
and finallie the mlxvij. yeare of our Salvation, at the which
time William duke of Normandi, bie the overcomminge of Haral-
dus, gotte the kingdom. I And thus doe all humaine affairs ebbe
and flowe, soe that nothinge is so certaine as incertayntee it selfe,
and continual! chaunge ether into better or into woorse.1


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AmNODON, 207

abbey of, 236

AchMos, son of Etfinus, E. of Scota, 187

Achea, St 199

Addas, K. of Noithumbria, 156

AdelarduB, aiebbkhop of Ganterbniy, 223

Adelbaldas, or Adelwaldus, archbishop of York,
176, 236

Adelstanus, 283

AdelfltanuB, or AthekUniu, K. 176, 228, 231,

Adebtaniu, St. 197

AdelwolduB, son of E. Alfred, 221


Adnlphiu, archbkhop of York, 264

Adwinus, bishop of Winchester, 288

JEgidia, 212

Aemonia, Isle o^ 6

Aer, or Air, 7

Aetins, 88, 108, 104, 108, 109, 165

Picts* wall said to have been made by the

Captams of, 108

Agathyrsi, 75

Agnenis the Dane, 175, 202, 206

kills St. Edmund, 144

AgricoUs Julius, 17, 66, 77

,» his government, exploits, and civiliza-
tion of the Britons, 77, 78, 79, 80

Aidanus, 167, 169

Alanus Earl of Richmond, 172

Alban, St. put to death, 89

Alban, St. reliques of, searched for and enihrined,


abb^ of, 152

Albanactus, 84

Albertus, archbishop of York, 176
Albinus, Clodius, 85
Alchuinus, or Albinus, 151, 818

account of, 218

Aldehnua, St. 245

Aldinus, E. of the S. Saxons, 188

Aldredua, archbishop of York, 264, 296, 297

Adulphus, E. of the E. Angles, 139

Alectum, the old name of Dundee, 7

Al£reda, daughter of Hoigerius Duke of Com-

waU, 242
Alfreda, daughter of Oflk, E. of Merda, 152
married to Ethelbertus, E. of the E.

Anglee, 140
— — flies, after the murder of her husband, to

Croyland, 141
Alfredus, 148
Alfredus, or Aluredus, son of Ethelwolph, 198

becomes Eing, 208

his character, 204, 205

his wars with the Danes, 206, 207, 213

-^^— sees St. Cuthbert in his sleep, 213
endows the Monasteries of Winchester

and Shafteebuiy, 216
his learning, writings, and encourage-

ment of learned men, Udd.
character and ofispring of, 220, 221

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Alfrodus, K. of Northnmbria, 176

Alfredus, 8on of Etheldredus, 283

Alfredua, archbishop of York, 264

Alfrediu, brother of Edw. Conf. 286

I Blain by Godi^nus, 287

Algaros, 183, 184

Alls, King of Deira, 157

AUeotuB, 89

Allia, river, 43

Allobroges, people of Savoy, 42

Alpinus, K. of Scots, 187

AJswinus, fonnder of St. Edmundsbury Abbey, 144

Altredus, K. of Northumberland, 177

Aluchafreda, daughter of Osuinus, 172, 173

Alvinus, son of Osuinus, 173

Aluredus, K. of Mercia, 166, 203

Aluredus, archbishop of York, 264

Aluricius, archbishop of Canterbury, 263

Ambercletus, K. of Scots, 126, 186

Ambustus, M. Fabius, 42

Amesbuiy, nunnery at, founded, 248

Analaphus, 232, 233, 307

Ancalites, 56, 61,78,107

Andiew% St 6

Androgeus, 40

> son of Ludde, 47, 48

Anguise, or Angus, 7, 8

Anitellus Aydanus, K. of Scots, 126

Annas, K. of the East Angles, 139, 148, 180

Antoninus Bassianus, surnamed Caracalla, 88, 196

Antoninus, Marcus, 86

Antoninus Pius, 85

Antotme, v. Southampton

Aquitane, Robert duke of, 229

Axcadius, 102

Archemalus, 47

Archigallo, 39

Aigatelia, Aigyle, 8

Arimathea, Joseph of, brings the Qospel to
Britain, 74

AmulphuB Prince of Flanden, 230, 231, 237

— ^— • murdered, 231

Arrius, prelate of Alexandria, 96
Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, 121

exploits of, 122

sepulchre of, at Glastonbury, iM,

ArviragUB, 60, 63, 64, 74

Asaph, St bishoprick of, 13

Asclepiodotus, 89

Athelmus, archbishop of Canterbury, 231

his death, 284

Athelredus, archbishop of Canterbury, 22S

Atholia, Athol, 7

Augustine, St. arrives in the Isle of Thanet, 129

made archbishop of Canterbury, 130

Aulecci, people of Gaul so named, 209

Aurelius Ambrosius, 114, 116

^— his exploits against Hengistus and Homu,

116, 117
his tomb, in the £uhion of a crown of

great square stones, near Amesbuiy, 117
Aurelius Conan, 122

Aydanus begins hb residence in Holy Island, 21 5>
Aygholdus, 239


Baldredus, K. of Kent, 137

Baldwinus, E. of Flanders, 290

Berutius, K. of the S. Saxons, 138

BadonicuB, 121

Badud, or Bkdud, made himself wings which

caused his death, 35
Bamborough Castle, 170
Bangor, bishopric of, 18
Barnard, 231
Barnard the Dane, president of Normandy, 238,

Bamarde, 236
Bassianus, Antoninus, 86
Basyngstoch, 226
Bath, baths at, 35
■ monastery of, 152

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Bath, aMtnlted by Sweno E. of Denmark, 254
Bebba, city of, 170

Bedaa, or Bede, the Venerable, account of, 176,

■ his opmion as to the origin of Britain, 27
Bedford, castle and town of, 227
Belinsgate, at London, 46

Belinua or Bellintu, 87, 38, 41, 42, 43, 45
•^— — buildfl Caerleon, 46

Bellngagate in London built by him, 46

Berengarius, Earl of Bevoise, 212
Berinus, bishop of Dorchester, 179
Berking, Abbey of, founded, 133
Beomus, K. of the E. Angles, 139
Bemicia, 155
Bemulphus, K. of Meroia, 153, 154

slain, 191

Bertulphus, E. of Mercia, 190, 191, 203

Beruredus, K. of Mercia, 150

Berwick, 6

Beverley, town of, 176

Bibroci, 56, 61, 73, 107

Biomo, son of E. Qodwinus, 287, 290

delivered to D. William by E. Edw. Conl

as a hostage, 292
Bishopricks of England, 2, 8
Blachemore, 121
Blandanus, 47
Bledgabredus, 47
Bodotria, 7, 78

Bosas, archbishop of York, 164
Biennus, 37, 41, 42, 48, 45
— — invades Rome, 38
Brennus, the second of the name, 46
Brethwinus, archbishop of Canterbuiy, 223
Brigantes, 48, 65, 67, 107
Bristanus, bishop of Winchester, 234
Bristow, town of, 206
Britain, division o^ 1

■ description of, 15

» first inhabiten of, 26
, annexed to the Roman Empire, 57

Britain, lost firom the Romans, 105

British Kingdom, destruction of the, 126, 127

British Kings, names of towns fiJsely said to have

been given by, 48
Britons, what manner of people they were, 49

their weapons, welthe, &c, 50

Britrichius, K. of the W. Saxons, 185, 186
Brudeus, K. of the Picts, 175
Brute Greenshield, 34
Brutus, 37

story of, 30, 34

Buthredus, K. of Mercia, 154

Cadovallo, K. of the Britons, 165, 166

CadvaUo, or Cadwallo, K. 123, 158, 168, 170

Cadvanus, 123

Cadwallader, K. 123, 166

Caergraunt, 220

Caerleon, 46

Caesar and Augustus, difference between the

names, 93
Caesar, C. Julius, Conunentaries of, 26, 27
Account of hu expeditions against

Britain, 50—57
Caledon or Calendar, 7
Calidon, forest of, 8
— — cattle peculiar to, %b,

castle of, ib,

Calphumius AgriooU, 85

Camber, 34

Cambridge, University of, 219, 220

Camillus, dictator of Rome, 45

CamudoU, now Colchester 73

Camulodunum, 65

— ^— Pol. Yergil'A opinion of its site, 65, 6d

temple erected to Claudius at, 70

Cangi, 65

Gutertmry, city of, 85

-^— early arohbishope otf 223

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CanutuB, son of Sweno, proolaimed King, 257

flies to Denmark, 259

" wars in Northumberland, 262

^-^— declared by several Counties K. of Eng-

. land, 264
Capenus, 47
Caporus, 47
Caracalla, 88
Caractacus, or Caratacns, 65, 66

his speech to Claudius Caesar, 67

Canusins, 88, 89

Carecta, 7

Carentios, 123

Carlisle, 34, 35

Camilius, 57

Carolus Crassus, 212

Carolus Simplex, K. of France, 228, 229

Carpwaldus, K. of E. Angles, 138

converted to Christianity, 162

Carris, 88

Carthumandua, queen of the^BriganteSj'd?, 69

Garuntes, or Charters, people called, 210

Cassi, 56, 61, 73

Oissivellaunus, Casaivelannus, Casswellauntis, 47,

48, 62, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61
Castle of Maidens at Edinburgh, 6
Catellus, 40

Cathness, Cathanesia, 9, 75
Cearlus, K. of Mercia, 147
Ceawlinus, K. of the W. Saxons, 178
Cedafl, bishop of London, brother of St. Cedda

or Chadde, 133
Ceddas, archbishop of York, 164
Cedovalla, K. of the W. Saxons, 136, 180
Celestinns, the Roman bishop, 118
Celoulphus, E. of Northumb. 176
Celredus, K. of Mercia, 150
Cefricus, K. of the W. Saxons, 178
Cenewolphns, K. of the West Saxons, 151
Cenigmanni, Cenimagni, 56, 61, 73, 107
Cenovalchius, K. of Wessex, 149, 179, 180
Cenrions, K. of the W. Saxons, 171

Centinnus, 180

Cenulphus, E. of Mercia, 152

Ceovulphus, K. of Mercia, 204

Ceolulphus y. King of the West Saxons, 159,
178, 179

slain by Ed wine, 160

Cerdicius, K. of the West Saxons, 178

Cerialis, PetUius, 71, 76

Cevolphus, K. of Mercia, 153, 155, 215

Chariots, British, used in war 54

Charlemagne, Charles le Mayne, K. of France,

' " founds Universities at Tycinum and at
Paris, 187

Charles, K. of France, simamed Simplex, 210,211

Chelnatus, or Celnotus, archbishop of Canter-
bury, 223

Chembrigia, firom whom Cambridge was nid to
take name, 220

Chenelmus, K. of Mercia, 153

his interment at Winchoombe, AtcL

Chenethus, K. of Soots, 125, 137

Chennethus III. K. of Scots, 235

Chenredus, K. of Mercia, 50, 149, 176

Chepstowe, 12

Cherinus, 40

Chertsey, abbey o^ 133

Chester, 46, 156

Cheviot Hills, 6

Chimarios, 39

Chinebeiga, St 148

Chinemarchus, 37

Chinesvrid, 148

Chinesvride, St 148

Chiusius, archbishop of York, 264

Christianity embraced in Britain, 25

Cimbelinus, 58, 69

Cineardus, 185

Cinevolphus, K. of the W. Saxons, 184

Cingetorix, 57

CinigiUus, K. of the W. Saxons, 179

CUppus, K. of Northnmbria, 156

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Oaudia, OcUvUk and Antonia, dsagfaten of

CUodiiu Ooenr, 68
CUudins Cmnr ovwooumb the Britoni, 62
— ^— temple ooiueonted to, 66
dote, 7
dusinm, 42
Cneins Pompehis, 6S
Cochett island, 170
Cogidoniu, 60
GoilluB, 40
Coldingfaam, 174
Goloalphtis, K. 177
Ck>lx«dus, E. of the E. Sazons, 146
Colnmbe, St Isle dedicated to, 6
Comet, at the death of Gonitantiiie, 97
CongUda, abbeas of Wliitby, 172
CoDan, goremor of Aimorioa, 100
Gonanos, King of Soots, 155

Gongallus, K. of Soots, 125
Conatans, 99

Gonstantia, house so oalled at Rome, 94
Conslaatin, governor hi Britain after Qratianus,

Constantino the Great, 90, 91
<— — gilts of^ to difRsrent Churehes, 95
— ^— Temples of idols destroyed by, ibid,
~— — baptised in the river Jordan, 96
— »^— his oharaoter and good deeds, tbid,
— ^— • appearanoe of a oomet at his death, 97
Constantine, son of Constantino the Great, 99
Constantino, the suocessDr of K. Arthur, 122
Constsntinns Duoa, Emperor of Constantinople,

Constantino, K. of Soots, 119, 125, 281, 282, 288
Constsntins, 90, 99
Convallns H. K. of Sools, 187
Cordelia, or Cordill, daughter of Leir, stoiy of, 86
Cornish language, 14
Cornwall, description of, 18

CAMD. 800.

Corphe osstle, Edward II. the martyr, murdered
at, 247, 248

CoyUus, K. 81

Crea, or Carecta, 7

Crida, 1st K. of Merda, 147

CroM of Christ discovered, 94

Culenus, K. of Soots, 285

Cumbranus, 184

Cumbrians, 196

Cunbnxga, 148

Cuthbertus, St. appears to K. Alfred, 218

— reliques of, preserved at Chester, 215

K. Alfred gives him the territoiy of Dur-
ham, tiM<2.

Cuthbertus, bishop of Lindisfume, 178, 175

Cuthebertus, aiohbishop of Canterbury, 228

Cuthredus, K. of Kent, 187

Cypres, 6

Damianus, 82

Danes, disturb the quietness of England by their

irruptions, 192, 199, 200, 250, 289
Danish imperie oesses in England, 288
Danius, 89

David, St. of Meneva, 124, 125
David'k, St bishoprick of, 18
Deoianus, Catus, 71

Deiby, Earl of, owner of the Isle of Man, 18
Didanus, Duke, 188
Didius, Aulus, 69
DineUus, 47
Dioclesianus, 90

persecution of, 89

Dionotus, K. of Cornwall, 101
Donaldus, K. of Scots, 188
Dondee, or Dundee, 7
Dongardus, K. of Soots, 108, 109
Dongcastar, etymology of, 202
Donwaldus Manvinus, K. of Soots, 126

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Dorcheeter, oo. Oxf. see of trand. to Lincoln, 179

Douglas, Gawin, bishop of Dunkeld, his assist-
ance to Polydore Yexig;!!, in the Scottish his-
tory, 106, 106

his discooise with P. YergH on the origin

of the Scots, 107

his death in 1521, 108

DragalsB, or Dragalions, 196

Druids, 18, 50

Druschenus, K. of the Picts, 187

Duffus, K. of Scotts, 235

Dumfermile, 6

Dunbriton castle, 7

Dunchell, or Dunkeld, castle of, 8

Dunfrey, or Dumfries, 87

Dungailus, K. of Soots, 187

Dunglasse, 7

Dunne, river of, 4

Dunstanus, St. archbishop of Ganterbuiy, 242,
243, 246, 263

Dunwallo Molmucius, 37, 40, 41

Durham, or Deiram, the See of Undis&m trans-
ferred to, 215

East Angles, from whom descended, 112

kingdom of the, 138 — 142

-^— ^^— — Norfolk and Suffolk meant

by the, 226
East SajLons, of whom descended, 112

kingdom of, 146 — 147

' — supposed by some to be the

same with the kingdom of the East Angles, 146
Ebba, daughter of Ethelredus, 158
Ebba, the nun, 174
Ebrancke, 34

Edbaldus, King of Kent, 132, 183, 168, 164
Edbertus, or Edelbertus, Kmg of Kent, 137
Edburga, 228

■ becomes a Nun, ibid,

Edelbertus, or Edburtns, K. of Kent, 152

Edelfreda, daughter of Osuinus King of Mercia,
172, 173

Edfredus, son of Edwine E. of Northnmbria,

Edgarus, E. 241

tribute of the Welsh to, ibid.

founds the Nunnery of Wilton, 264

Edgarus Ethelingius, 296

Edgina, wife of K. Edward, 227

her dream, 228

Edgina, or Elgina, 228

married to Garolns Simplex, K. of France,


Edinburgh, 6

casUe, 34

Editha, 228, 243

• married to Sithricus E. of Northnmber-

knd, 228
Editha, Q. of Edw. Conf. 287, 289, 290
Editha, daughter of Edgar, abbea of Wilton,

Edmund, son of Edgarus, 243
Edmundsbury Abb^, rased by Sweno K. of

Denmark, 257
Edmundus, St. K. of the E. Angles, 142

murder and logend of, 148

Edmundus, K. crowned at Kingston, 235
Eklmundus, K. sumamed Ironsides, 261
proclaimed King by the oitisens of Lon-
don, 264
Edricus, 189

Edricus, son of Ethelbertns, 135
Edricus Stratonius, 261
Edsinus, archbishop of Canterbury, 295
Edward the elder, K. 221, 223, 224, 226, 227
Edward II. K. the Martyr, 246, 247, 248
Edwarde, K. the Confessor, 286, 287
Edwarde Conf. crowned King, 288

proclaims E. Gknlwin a traitor, 290

-^— his promise to William Dnke of Nei*-
mandy, 291

Digitized by




Edward Conl Uws ot, 292

hs mimeleB, 293

— touches for the evil, 294

death of, 295

Edward, son of Edmunde Ironside, 296

Edwin, son of AlU K. of Deira, 157

Edwinus K. of Northnmherland, 138, 148, 157,
158, 236

— -^— subdues the isles Mevanis or Hebrides,

— — convenion of to Christianity by PauUnns,
161, 162

Edwinus, Earl of Mercia, 299, 306

Egberttts, K. of Kent, 135.

Egbertus, K. of the West-Saxons, 187, 154, 185

joins the kingdoms of Kent and North-
umberland to his dominions, 147, 178

the first sole Monarch, 189

his conquests, 190, 191, 192

Egbertus, archbishop of York, 176
Egfredus, 175

Egfredus, K. of Northumberland, 149
Egfridus, 148, 173, 176
Egfridus, K. of Mercia, 152
Egricus, K. of the East Angles, 139, 148
Eldalas, 40
Eldolus, 47
Eldredus, 286
Eleuinus, 180

Eleutherius, bishop of Rome, 82

-^— becomes a nun, ibid,
Elfteda, wifB of Ethdredus, governs the Mer-
cians, 227
Elfreda, daughter of K. Alfred, 221
Elfreda, queen of Edgar, 242
Elgida, 228
ElgovB, 107
Elgovia, 8
Eliodorus, 89, 40

EUud, 40

ElU, K. of the South Saxons, 137

Elph^us, archbishop of Canterbury, 263

martyred, 264

Elwoldus, K. of the East Angles, 189

Ely, Isle of, described, 175

Embaldus I. archbishop of York, 176

Embaldus II. archbishop of York, ibid,

Emma, wife of Etheldredus, 261

Emma, Q. of Canute, mother of Edw. Cent 281,

282, 295

penance of, 288

death, 291

Enfreda, daughter of K. Edwinus, 164, 173

Enfredus, son of Ethelredus, 158

Enfredus, K. of Bemicia, 165

England, division of into shires, 1

— ^^ description of, 4

^— nature and qualities of, 19 — 23

Britain first so termed by Egbert, 192

« Imperie'* of the English nation in its

several stages, 222, 223
Englishmen, more grasiers than husbandmen, 5
■ manners o^ 24

their attire, 25

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