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[14th Sept.], set fire to and consumed the church of St. Cross, and with it the nuns' houses and property there; but after despoiling them of their vestments, books, and ornaments, and cruelly shedding very much human blood before the holy altar, yet could they neither capture the said John, nor drive him from his place of refuge. Alfrida, during the reign of her husband Edgar,' the glorious king of the English, erected this monastery in honour of St. Cross in remorse for the murder of her step-son. In this state of affairs the bishop Henry, his anger being in some degree ap. peased, but his covetousness much increased, at the suggestion of the prior of Newminster, (which had been just burnt down.) recovered from the ashes of the cross five hundred pounds of silver, thirty marks of gold, three crowns, and as many footstools of the purest Arabian gold and most precious stones, fashioned with surprising and fairest workmanship, and stored them up among his own treasures.

In the meantime the king and the earl were kept in durance, but the queen, busying herself exceedingly for the king, and the countess labouring earnestly for the earl, after employing divers mediators and trustworthy friends in this behalf, the result of their mutual deliberations resolved itself into the following condition :namely, that the king being restored to his kingdom, and the earl raised to the government of the whole of England under him, they should both direct their efforts to secure the tranquillity and peace of the realm, as they had hitherto been the authors and promoters of all its dissensions and troubles. But the earl, refusing to act without the consent of his sister the empress, dissented altogether from the terms of this agreement, and spurned all hints of recon. ciliation with the king. Whence it came to pass that they parted mutually unpacified, and during the whole of the ensuing year the whole kingdom and country were torn to pieces with rapine, murder, and sacrilege."

| A note in the margin of the MS. C. states, in reference to the monastery of Wherewell, that “Aelfdryth, the wife of king Eadgar, influenced by remorse for the murder of her stepson, erected this monastery in honour of Holy Cross," thereby avoiding the error of the text. See Dugd. Monast. i. 256.

2 Here the printed copy ends abruptly. The continuation from A.D. 1152 to 1295, will be given hereafter in its own appropriate place.





KENT. The names of the Archbishops of the Church of Canterbury. 1. Augustine.

20. Aethelm. 2. Laurentius.

21. Wulfhelm. 3. Mellitus.

22. Odo. 4. Justus.

23. Dunstan. 5. Honorius.

24. Aethelgar. 6. Deus dedit.

25. Sigeric. 7. Theodore.

26. Alfric. 8. Berhtwald.

27. Aelfeg. 9. Tatwine.

28. Living 10. Nothelm.

29. Aethelnoth. 11. Cuthberht.

30. Eadsi. 12. Breogwin.

31. Rodbert. 13. Jaenberht.

32. Stigand. 14. Aethelhard.

33. Lanfranc. 15. Wulfred.

34. Anselm. 16. Feologild.

35. Radulf. 17. Ceolnoth.

36. William. 18. Aethered.

37. Theobald. 19. Pleigmund.

The names of the Bishops of the Church of Rochester. 1. Justus.

15. Beornmod. 2. Romanus.

16. Burhric. 3. Paulinus.

17. Alstan. 4. Ithamar.

18. Godwin. 5. Damianus.

19. Godwin, 6. Putta.

20. Siward. 7. Cuichelm.

21. Arnost. 8. Gebmund.

22. Gundulf. 9. Tobias.

23. Radulf. 10. Aldulf.

He succeeded Anselm in the 11. Dunn.

archbishopric of Canterbury. 12. Eardulf.

24. Earnulf. 13. Diora.

25. John. 14. Wermund.

1 Concerning these lists, and this supplemental matter generally, the reader is requested to consult the observations in the Preface.


The names of the Bishops of the Church of London. 1. Mellitus.

20. Wulfsi. 2. Cedd.

21. Aethelward. 3. Wina.

22. Ealhstan. 4. Erconwald.

23. Theodred. 5. Waldher.

24. Wulstan. 6. Inguald.

25. Brihthelm. 7. Ecguulf.

26. Dunstan. 8. Wighed.

27. Alfstan. 9. Eadbriht.

28. Wulfstan, 10. Eadgar.

29. Alhun, 11. Coenwalch.

30. Alwi. 12. Eadbald.

31. Alfward. 13. Heathoberht.

32. Rodbert. 14. Osmund.

33. William. 15. Aethilnoth,

34. Hugo. 16. Ceolberht.

35. Maurice. 17. Ceorulf.

36. Richard, 18. Swithulf.

37. Gilbert. 19. Heahstan,

38. Robert.


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In the reign of Sigebert, the most Christian king of the East Anglians, bishop Felix, a Burgundian, converted the East Anglians to Christianity: he was their first bishop, and fixed the episcopal see in the city of Dunwich.

The names of the Bishops of the East Angles. 1. Felix.

3. Bertgils, also called Boniface. 2. Thomas.

4. Bisa. Afterwards East Anglia was divided into two dioceses.

The names of the Bishops of Elmham, 1. Beadwin.

6. Aethelulf. 2. Northbert.

7. Hunferth, 3. Heatholac.

8. Sibba. 4. Aethelferth.

9. Hunferth. 5. Lanferth.

10. Hunbryht. The names of the Bishops of Dunwich. 1. Aecca.

7. Headred. 2. Aesculf.

8. Alfhun. 3. Eardred.

9. Hidferth. 4. Cuthwin.

10. Wermund. 5. Aldbert,

11. Wilred. 6. Ecglaf.

In the time of Ludeca, king of the Mercians, and Ecgbert, king of the West Saxons, Hunbyrht and Wilred were bishops of the East Angles. 12. Athulf.

22. Grimketell In the time of king Edwy he was elected by bribery. He had was sole bishop of the East at that time the two districts of Angles. His successors were, the South Saxons and the East also, sole bishops.

Angles, but he was shortly after13. Alfric.

wards expelled, and 14. Theodred.

23. Stigand was replaced. 15. Theodred.

24. Agelmar, brother of Stigand. 16. Aethelstan.

25. Arfastus. 17. Algar.

26. William. 18. Alwin.

27. Herebert. 19. Aelfric.

28. Eoverard. 20. Aelfric.

29. William. 21. Stigand.

But he was ejected immediately, and in his stead


In the reign of king Coenwalch, Wilfrid converted the South Saxons to Christianity, and was bishop in those parts for five years. . He also sent ministers of the Word to the Isle of Wight.

The names of the Bishops of the South Saxons.

1. Wilfrid.

The names of the Bishops of the Church of Selsey. 2. Eadbert.

7. Giselhere. He was abbot of the mona- 8. Tota. stery of the holy bishop Wilfred, 9. Wiothun. called Selsey. He was after- 10. Aethelulph. wards, in accordance with a 11. Coenred. synodal decree, preferred after 12. Gutheard. Wilfrid's death to the bishopric 13. Alfred. of the South Saxon province, 14. Eadelm. which up to that time belonged 15. Aethelgar. to the district of Winchester, 16. Ordbriht. whereof Daniel was then bishop. 17. Aelmar. 3. Eolla.

18. Aethelric. 4. Sigga.

19. Grimkytel. 5. Aluberht.

20. Heca. 6. Osa.

The names of the Bishops of the Church of Chichester. 21. Stigand.

22. William. He transferred the episcopal 23. Radulf. see from Selsey to Chichester. 24. Sigefrid.


Surrey, Berkshire, Southampton, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire, Somersetshire, Devonshire.

Saint Birin was the first bishop of the West Saxons. He came into England by order of pope Honorius, and converted king Cynegils and his people to the faith, and baptized them: he was sole bishop of West Saxony, and had his espiscopal see in the city of Dorchester.

The names of the Bishops of the Church of Dorchester. 1. Birin.

2. Aegelberht.

The names of the Bishops of the Church of Winchester. 3. Wine.

7. Hunfrith. In the time of bishop Aegel- 8. Kinehard. berht, king Coenwalch divided 9. Aethelhard. West Saxony into two dioceses. 10. Egbald. Aegelberht was grievously of- 11. Dudd. fended at this, resigned his 12. Kineberht. bishopric, and returned to Gaul; 13. Alhmund. and Wine became bishop of 14. Wigthein. both dioceses ; but being shortly 15. Herefrid. afterwards driven by the king 16. Eadmund, from his bishopric, he was made 17. Helmstan, bishop of London.

18. Suithun. 4. Leutherius.

19. Alhfrith. Leutherius was sole bishop of 20. Denewlf. the Gewissi [West Saxons). 21. Frithestan. 5. Headdi.

22. Birnstan. Saint Headdi was sole bishop 23. Alpheag the bald. of the Gewissi. On his death 24. Aelfsi. the bishopric of that province 25. Ethelwald. was divided into two dioceses ; 26. Alpheag the martyr. at that time Ini was king of the 27. Kenulf. West Saxons, Brihtwald arch- 28. Athelwold. bishop of Canterbury, and Ecg- 29. Alfsi. win bishop of the Hwiccas. One 30. Alfwin. diocese was given to Danihel, 31. Stigand. and the other to Aldelm, a rela- 32. Walcelin, tion of the said king.

33. William. 6. Daniel

34. Henry. Edward, the first king of the English, and Pleigmund, archbishop of Canterbury, very wisely determined to appoint a separate bishop to each tribe of the Gewissi, with a bishopric to each, and dividing into five what had formerly been two. Having made that arrangement, Pleigmund consecrated seven bishops to the seven churches on one and the same day in the city of Canterbury, viz : Frithestan to the church of Winchester, Aethelstan to the church of Cornwall, Werstan to the church of Sherborne, Aethilhelm to

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