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Ælfthryth (Elfrida)

(d. 999x1001) [ODNB]

Married (2) King Edgar in 964; mother of Aethelred II; enemy of St Dunstan. Stepmother of Edward the Martyr and was said to have had him killed. Lived her last years in her nunnery foundation in Wherwell

She is mentioned by Foxe: 1570, p. 178; 1576, p. 135; 1583, p. 134.

 
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Æthelheard

(d. 805) [ODNB]

Abbot of Louth in Lindsey; archbishop of Canterbury (792 - 805)

Supported by Offa of Mercia; fled after Offa's death in 796; restored in 798. Recipient of a letter from Alcuin.

Upon his return from France to England, Alcuin complained about the state of the country into which he had arrived in letters to Offa of Mercia, Æthelred of Northumbria and Æthelheard, archbishop of Canterbury. 1570, p. 176; 1576, p. 133; 1583, p. 132.

Æthelheard wrote to Pope Leo III, who agreed to return the archiepiscopal see to Canterbury. 1570, p. 175, 1576, p. 132, 1583, p. 131.

 
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Æthelthryth (St Etheldreda, Audrey)

(d. 679) [ODNB]

Queen of Northumbria (670 - before 678); abbess of Ely (673 - 679)

Daughter of Anna, king of East Anglia; married Tondberht, then Ecgfrith, king of Northumbria in 670. Friend of Cuthbert and Wilfred; consecrated nun in 672; founded double monastery at Ely in 673; divorced by 678.

Etheldreda refused her husband Ecgfrith sexual relations, lived abstemiously and obtained his permission to become a nun. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

 
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Adrian I

(d. 795) [Kelly]

Pope (772 - 95) Offered resistance to the Lombards with the aid of Charlemagne.

Adrian was a supporter of images, writing a book in support of their use and calling a synod to oppose Felix and others who spoke against them. He clothed the body of St Peter in silver and covered the altar of St Paul with gold cloth. 1570, p. 174, 1576, p. 131, 1583, p. 130.

Empress Irene had Pope Adrian exhume the body of Constantine Copronymus and burn it. She had the ashes thrown into the sea because Constantine had opposed the adoration of images. 1570, p. 176; 1576, p. 133; 1583, p. 132.

Adrian favoured the mass of St Gregory over that of St Ambrose. He called a council that ordained that Gregory's mass should be used universally, and Charlemagne executed the decree. 1570, p. 174, 1576, p. 131, 1583, p. 130.

After the death of Carloman, the brother of Charlemagne, Carloman's wife and children went to Pope Adrian I for protection. He turned them over, with Desiderius, king of the Lombards, to Charlemagne, who kept them in captivity in France. 1570, p. 175; 1576, p. 132; 1583, p. 131.

Charlemagne confirmed the donations to the papacy of his father and added more. He received from Pope Adrian I the title of patrician of the Romans. 1570, p. 174, 1576, p. 132, 1583, p. 131.

Charlemagne sent a letter to King Offa, praising Pope Adrian I. 1570, p. 175; 1576, p. 132; 1583, p. 131

Adrian was said to have granted to Charlemagne the right to choose and ordain the bishop of Rome. 1563, p. 10; 1570, p. 5; 1576, p. 4; 1583, p. 5

King Offa of Mercia established an archbishopric in Lichfield, with the agreement of Pope Adrian. 1570, p. 173, 1576, p. 130, 1583, p. 129.

 
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Alchfrith

(fl .c. 655 - c. 665) [ODNB]

Son of Oswiu of Northumbria. Sub-king of Deirans under Oswiu c. 655. As a result of his marriage to Cyneburh, he adhered to the Roman tradition on the keeping of Easter, sided with Wilfrid and against Oswiu at the synod of Whitby.

Agilbert, James the deacon of Paulinus, Wilfrid and Alchfrith, son of King Oswiu, and his wife Cyneburh held to the Roman method of calculating the date of Easter. 1570, p. 165; 1576, p. 124; 1583, p. 123.

Alchfrith and his father both attended the Synod of Whitby in 664. 1570, p. 165; 1576, p. 124; 1583, p. 123.

 
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Alhflæd of Mercia

(fl. C7) [ODNB sub Peada, Oswiu]

Daughter of Oswiu, king of the Northumbrians. Married Peada, king of the Middle Angles, on her father's condition that he become a Christian

King Penda gave his consent to the marriage of his son Peada with Alhflæd, daughter of Oswiu of Northumbria. 1570, p. 164; 1576, p. 123; 1583, p. 122.

Peada reigned with his brother Wulfhere. He was killed by his wife. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

She was said to have been responsible for her husband's murder. 1570, pp. 150, 164; 1576, pp. 112, 123; 1583, pp. 111, 122.

 
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Augustine of Canterbury

(d. 604) [ODNB]

Monk; first archbishop of Canterbury; sent as a missionary in 597 to Ethelbert of Kent, bretwalda of England, by Pope Gregory the Great

Gregory I sent Augustine to Britain. 1563, p. 16.

After Augustine and the other missionaries had set out on their journey, they turned back through fear. Gregory sent them back with letters of encouragement and help. 1570, p. 155; 1576, p. 116;1583, p. 115.

Augustine met King Æthelbert of Kent and was given permission to live and preach in his kingdom. He and the other missionaries were given a house in Canterbury. The king was converted and built a church and an abbey for Augustine. 1570, p. 156; 1576, p. 117;1583, p. 116.

Augustine went to France to be consecrated bishop. He sent his colleague Laurence to Rome to report on their progress and to deliver a set of questions to Pope Gregory, to which Gregory sent back answers. 1570, pp. 156-58; 1576, pp. 117-19;1583, pp. 116-18.

Gregory sent more missionaries, along with books, implements and letters and a pallium for Augustine. 1570, p. 158; 1576, p. 119;1583, p. 118.

At the direction of Gregory, Augustine consecrated two bishops, one for London and one for York. He then called the bishops and doctors together in assemblies, where the differences between the rites and customs of the Irish church and that of Rome were noted. 1570, pp. 159-60; 1576, pp. 119-20;1583, pp. 118-19.

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Augustine baptised thousands of converts in the River Swale on Christmas day. He appointed Laurence as his successor at Canterbury. 1570, p. 160; 1576, p. 120;1583, p. 119.

 
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Bertwald (Brihtwald, Beorhtweald, Berhtwald)

Archbishop of Canterbury (693 - 731)

He is listed by Foxe: 1570, p. 178; 1576, p. 135; 1583, p. 134.

 
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Ceolnoth

(d. 870) [ODNB]

Archbishop of Canterbury (833 - 70); established alliance with the Wessex kings who now controlled Kent; tried to deal with Viking attacks

He is listed by Foxe: 1570, p. 178; 1576, p. 135; 1583, p. 134.

 
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Cuthbert

(d. 760) [ODNB]

Archbishop of Canterbury (740 - 60)

Cuthbert convened a synod at Clofesho in 747. A program of reform for both monastic and secular clergy was enacted. Cuthbert sent a copy of the acts to Boniface, archbishop of Mainz. 1570, p. 171; 1576, p. 129; 1583, p. 128.

 
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Cyneburh

Daughter of Penda of Mercia [ODNB sub Penda]

Married to Alchfrith, son of Oswiu of Northumbria; supposed to have retired after his death to the minster at Castor, Northamptonshire and to have been buried there with her sister Cyneswith

She and her sister are referred to as holy virgins. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

Agilbert, James the deacon of Paulinus, Wilfrid and Alchfrith, son of King Oswiu, and his wife Cyneburh held to the Roman method of calculating the date of Easter. 1570, p. 165; 1576, p. 124; 1583, p. 123.

 
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Cyneswith

Daughter of Penda of Mercia [ODNB sub Penda]

Possibly married to Offa, king of the East Angles; said to have been buried at the minster at Castor, Northamptonshire, with her sister Cyneburh

She and her sister are referred to as holy virgins. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

 
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Deusdedit (St Deusdedit)

(d. 664) [ODNB]

Archbishop of Canterbury (655 - 664)

He is mentioned by Foxe: 1563, p. 18.

 
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Ecgfrith of Northumbria

(645/6 - 685) [ODNB]

Elder son of Oswiu

King of Northumbria (670 - 85); conflict with Wilfred, bishop of York; struggled against Mercia and the Picts; killed in battle against the Picts

Ecgfrith, when he came to the throne, promoted Cuthbert to the bishopric of Lindisfarne. He supported the replacement of Wilfred as bishop of York with Ceadda. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

Ecgfrith's wife Etheldreda refused sexual relations, lived abstemiously and obtained his permission to become a nun. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

 
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Edith (St Edith, Eadgyth)

(961x4 - 984x7) [ODNB]

Daughter of King Edgar and Wulfthryth; became a nun when her mother became abbess of Wilton

She is mentioned by Foxe: 1570, p. 178; 1576, p. 135; 1583, p. 134.

 
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Feologeld

(d. 832) [ODNB]

Archbishop of Canterbury (832)

He is listed by Foxe: 1570, p. 178; 1576, p. 135; 1583, p. 134.

 
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Honorius (St Honorius)

(d. 653) [ODNB]

Part of the missionary group sent to England by Gregory I in 601

Archbishop of Canterbury (628/31 - 53)

After the death of Justus, Honorius was consecrated archbishop of Canterbury by Paulinus, bishop of York. 1563, p. 18; 1570, p. 163; 1576, p. 122; 1583, p. 121.

 
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Jænbert (Lambert)

(d. 792) [ODNB]

of Kentish origin; abbot of SS Peter and Paul's, Canterbury (762 - 65)

Archbishop of Canterbury (765 - 92); a rival archbishopric was sent up at Lichfield by King Offa

With the agreement of Pope Adrian, Offa set up an archbishopric at Lichfield. 1570, p. 173; 1576, p. 130; 1583, p. 129.

 
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Justus (St Justus)

(d. 627x31) [ODNB]

Sent in 601 with others to reinforce Augustine's mission; first bishop of Rochester (604 - 24); attended a council of the Frankish church in Paris 614; fled into Francia upon the accession of Eadbald in Kent

Archbishop of Canterbury (624 - 27x31)

Justus accompanied Augustine and was consecrated bishop of Rochester by him. 1563, p. 18; 1570, pp. 158, 161; 1576, pp. 119, 121; 1583, pp. 118, 120.

Justus, as archbishop of Canterbury, consecrated Paulinus bishop of York. 1570, p. 163; 1576, p. 122; 1583, p. 121.

 
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Laurence (St Laurence)

(d. 619) [ODNB]

One of the Roman monks accompanying Augustine on his mission to the English; archbishop of Canterbury (604x610 - 619)

Laurence was sent by Augustine to Rome to report on the progress of the mission and to deliver a set of questions for Pope Gregory. 1570, p. 156; 1576, p. 117; 1583, p. 116.

He was named by Augustine as his successor at Canterbury. 1570, p. 160; 1576, p. 120; 1583, p. 118.

 
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Leo III

(d. 816) [Kelly]

Pope (795 - 816); deposed in 799 by enemies in Rome; restored in 800 by Charlemagne

Charlemagne was crowned emperor of the Romans by Pope Leo III. 1570, p. 175, 1576, p. 132, 1583, p. 131.

Æthelheard wrote to Pope Leo III, who agreed to return the archiepiscopal see to Canterbury. 1570, p. 175, 1576, p. 132, 1583, p. 131.

 
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Mellitus (St Mellitus)

(d. 624) [ODNB]

Leader of the group of missionaries sent by Gregory I in 601; bishop of London (604 - 616/18); archbishop of Canterbury (619 - 24)

Pope Gregory sent a letter to Mellitus. 1570, p. 159; 1576, p. 119; 1583, p. 118.

Mellitus was sent to the East Saxons and was consecrated bishop of London.1570, p. 159; 1576, p. 119; 1583, p. 118.

Mellitus converted King Sæberht of the East Saxons and built St Paul's. After the king's death, his sons, who had not been converted, expelled Mellitus because, as they had not been baptised, he refused them communion bread.1563, p. 18; 1570, p. 151; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

 
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Merewalh

Sub-king of the Magonsaete [ODNB sub Mildrith]

He is mentioned by Foxe: 1570, p. 178; 1576, p. 135; 1583, p. 134.

 
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Mildburg (St Milburga)

(d. in or after 716) [ODNB]

Abbess of Much Wenlock; sister of St Mildrith of Thanet; daughter of Merewalh, sub-king of Magonsaete

She and her sisters are mentioned by Foxe as daughters of King Wulfhere of Mercia. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

She and her sisters are mentioned by Foxe correctly as daughters of King Merewalh. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

 
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Mildrith (St Mildred)

(fl. 716 - c. 733) [ODNB]

Abbess of Minster in Thanet; sister of St Mildburg of Much Wenlock; daughter of Merewalh, sub-king of Magonsaete

She and her sisters are mentioned by Foxe as daughters of King Wulfhere of Mercia. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

She and her sisters are mentioned by Foxe correctly as daughters of King Merewalh. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

 
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Milguida

Reputed sister of Mildrith and Mildburg; daughter of Merewalh, sub-king of Magonsaete; nun

She and her sisters are mentioned by Foxe as daughters of King Wulfhere of Mercia. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

She and her sisters are mentioned by Foxe correctly as daughters of King Merewalh. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

 
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Nothhelm (Nothelm)

(d. 739) [ODNB]

Priest of London; informant for Bede on the history of Kent; searched Roman registers

Archbishop of Canterbury (735 - 39)

Nothhelm became archbishop in the same year that Bede died. 1570, p. 170; 1576, p. 129; 1583, p. 127.

 
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Peada of Mercia

(d. 656) [ODNB]

Son of Penda of Mercia; sub-king under his father; son-in-law of Oswiu of Northumbria

Baptised by Finán of Lindisfarne in 653

King of the Mercians south of the Trent (655 - 56); murdered, alledgedly through the treachery of his wife

King Penda gave his consent to the marriage of his son Peada with Alhflæd, daughter of Oswiu of Northumbria. A condition set by Oswiu was Peada's promise to convert to Christianity, which he did after the death of his father. 1570, p. 164; 1576, p. 123; 1583, p. 122.

Peada reigned with his brother Wulfhere. He was killed by his wife. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

 
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Penda of Mercia

(d. 655) [ODNB]

King of the Mercians (c. 626 - 55)

Defeated Eadwine and Oswald of Northumbria; made alliances with Britons to the west of Mercia; beheaded by Oswiu

Penda killed in battle Eadwine and Oswald of Northumbria, Sigeberht, Ecgric and Anna of the East Angles, and drove out Cenwalh of the West Saxons. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

Penda and Cadwallon of Gwynedd killed Eadwine of Northumbria and his son in battle at Hatfield. 1570, p. 163; 1576, p. 122; 1583, p. 121.

Eanfrith of Bernicia and Osric of Deira were killed in battle by Cadwallon of Gwynedd and Penda of Mercia. 1570, p. 163; 1576, p. 122; 1583, p. 121.

Cadwallon of Gwynedd and Penda of Mercia, having defeated and killed Eadwine, Eanfrith and Osric, attempted the same with Oswald. After a fierce battle, Oswald's forces prevailed. 1570, p. 163; 1576, p. 122; 1583, p. 121.

Sigeberht of the East Angles, who had entered a monastery, came out to lead an army against Penda, but refused to bear arms himself. He was killed in battle. 1570, p. 151; 1576, p. 113; 1583, p. 112.

Penda gave his consent to the marriage of his son Peada with Alhflæd, daughter of Oswiu of Northumbria. 1570, p. 164; 1576, p. 123; 1583, p. 122.

Penda killed Oswald of Northumbria in battle; Penda was killed in battle by Oswiu, Oswald's brother. 1570, p. 164; 1576, p. 123; 1583, p. 122.

 
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Seaxburh (St Sexburga)

(in or before 655 - c. 700) [ODNB]

Eldest daughter of Anna, king of the East Angles

Queen of Kent, consort of King Eorcenberht

Abbess of Ely; succeeded her sister Aethelthryth

She is mentioned by Foxe: 1570, p. 151; 1576, p. 113; 1583, p. 112.

 
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Tatwine

(d. 734) [ODNB]

Archbishop of Canterbury (731 - 34)

He is listed by Foxe: 1570, p. 178; 1576, p. 135; 1583, p. 134.

 
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Theodore of Tarsus (St Theodore of Tarsus)

(602 - 690) [ODNB]

b. Tarsus; archbishop of Canterbury (668 - 90)

Studied at Constantinople; arrived in England in 669; reformed the English church; established a school at Canterbury

Theodore was sent by Pope Vitalian to be archbishop of Canterbury. He introduced the Latin service and Roman ritual. He ordained three bishops on his own authority. 1570, pp. 166, 167; 1576, pp. 125, 126; 1583, pp. 124, 125.

Theodore replaced Wilfrid as bishop of York with Ceadda. He was supported in this by King Ecgfrith of Northumbria. 1570, p. 166; 1576, p. 125; 1583, p. 124.

Theodore called a synod at Thetford, which resulted in decrees on clerical discipline. 1570, p. 167; 1576, p. 126; 1583, p. 125.

He attended the sixth Council of Constantinople, presided over by Pope Agatho. 1570, p. 167; 1576, p. 126; 1583, p. 125.

When Wilfrid was restored to the bishopric of York by King Osred I, Ceadda was consecrated bishop of Mercia by Theodore. 1570, p. 166; 1576, p. 125; 1583, p. 124.

Theodore divided Mercia into five bishoprics. 1570, p. 166; 1576, p. 125; 1583, p. 124.

Theodore of Tarsus was one of the sources used by William the Conqueror to compile a book of canons and ordinances to govern the clergy. 1570, p. 1302; 1576, p. 1114; 1583, p. 1139.

 
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Werburh (St Werburh, Werburgh, Werburga)

(d. 700x07) [ODNB]

Daughter of King Wulfhere of the Mercians; nun at Ely where her great-aunt Æthelthryth was abbess; abbess in Mercia

She is mentioned by Foxe: 1570, p. 178; 1576, p. 135; 1583, p. 134.

 
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Wulfhere of Mercia

(d. 675) [ODNB]

Son of King Penda

King of the Mercians (658 - 75)

East Saxon rulers were subject to him; extended control over territories formerly ruled by Kent and the West Saxons

Foxe mistakenly says that the sister nuns Mildrith and Mildburg were his daughters. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

After the death of his brother Peada, Wulfhere came to the Northumbrian throne. Soon after he married Eormenhild, the daughter of Eorcenberht, King of Kent, he converted to Christianity. 1570, p. 164; 1576, p. 123; 1583, p. 122.

Wulfhere defeated Cenwalh, king of the West Saxons, and obtained the Isle of Wight, which he gave to Sigeberht of the East Angles on condition he accept Christianity. [Wulfhere gave the Isle of Wight to Æthelwealh, king of the South Saxons, his godson, whom he had persuaded to accept Christianity - ODNB sub Wulfhere; Foxe: 1570, p. 166; 1576, p. 125; 1583, p. 124] 1570, p. 164; 1576, p. 123; 1583, p. 122.

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Foxe says that Wulfhere persuaded Sigebehrt of the East Angles to accept Christianity. Sigebehrt of the East Angles had converted while in exile in France and had entered a monastery before Wulfhere came to the throne [ODNB sub Sigebehrt]. The king who was baptised by Finán was Sigebehrt Sanctus of the East Saxons, and he was persuaded by Oswiu, king of Northumbria [ODNB sub Kings of the East Angles; ODNB sub Finán; Foxe, 1570, p. 151; 1576, p. 113; 1583, p. 112.] 1570, p. 164; 1576, p. 123; 1583, p. 122.

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When King Sigehere of the East Saxons reverted to paganism, he was made to return to Christianity by his overlord, King Wulfhere. 1570, p. 150; 1576, p. 112; 1583, p. 111.

 
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Wulfred

(d. 832) [ODNB]

Archbishop of Canterbury (805? - 32)

He is listed by Foxe: 1570, p. 178; 1576, p. 135; 1583, p. 134.

 
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Wulfthryth (St Wulfthryth)

(d. c. 1000) [ODNB]

Queen of England, 2nd consort of King Edgar; mother of St Edith

Her marriage was dissolved; entered nunnery; abbess of Wilton

She is mentioned by Foxe: 1570, p. 178; 1576, p. 135; 1583, p. 134.

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Queenes made Nunnes. Kinges made Monkes. Archbishops of Canterbury.

the same house of S. Brigit made a Nunne. Item, Etheldreda whō we terme S. Eldride, wife to king Ekfride of Northumberland, who beyng maried to two husbands, could not be obtained to geue her consent to either of them during the space of 12. yeares, but would needes liue a Virgin, and was professed Nunne at Helings. MarginaliaWerburga. Werburga was the daughter of Vlferus king of Mercians, & made Nunne at Ely. MarginaliaKynreda. Kineswida. Sexburga. Elfrida. Mildreda. Milburga. Milguida. Kineburga. Elfleda. Kinreda sister of king Vlferus and Kinswida her sister, were both Nunnes professed. Sexburga daughter of kyng Anna king of Mercians, and wyfe of Ercombert kyng of Kent, was Abbesse at Ely. Elfrida daughter of Oswy kyng of Northumberland, was Abbesse of Whitney. Mildreda, Milburga, and Milguida, all three daughters of Merwaldus king of West Mercians, entred the profession and vow of Nūnish virginitie. Kineburga, wife of Alfride king of Northumberland, and sister to Ofricus king of Mercians, and daughter of king Penda, was professed Abbesse of the Monastery in Glocester. Elfleda, daughter of Oswy king, and wyfe of Peda, sonne of king Penda, likewise inclosed her self in the same profession and vow of Romish chastitie. MarginaliaAlfritha. Wulfritha. Editha. Likewise Alfritha wyfe to king Edgar. And Editha daughter to the sayd Edgar, with Wofrith her mother, &c. All which holy Nunnes with diuers mo, the Romish catholikes haue canonised for Saintes, and put the most part of thē in their Calender, and onely because of the vowe of chastitie solemnly professed. Concerning the which chastitie, whether they kept or no, little I haue to say against them, and lesse to sweare for them. But whether they so kept it or not, if this gift of chastitie which they professed, were geuen them of God, small prayse worthy was it in them to keepe it: If it were not geuen them, I will not say here of them so much, as hath bene sayd of some other, which sufficiently haue painted out to the world, the demeanour of these holy votaries. But this will I say, that although they kept it neuer so perfectly, yet it is not that which maketh saints before God, but only the bloud of Christ Iesus, and a true fayth in him.

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Likewise remayneth, that as we haue declared the deuotion of these noble women, which professing Monastick lyfe, haue cast of all worldly dignitie and delightes: so we should also intreate of such noble men, who among the Saxon kings in lyke zeale of deuotion, haue geuen ouer themselues from the world (as they thought) to the contemplatiue life of Monkish profession. The names of whō as in the Catalogue of the Saxon kings before is described, be these, to the humber of ix.

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A Table of such Saxon Kings, as were after made Monkes.
MarginaliaKinges made Monkes. 1.Kynigilsus, king of Westsaxons.
2.Iue, king of Westsaxons.
3.Ceolulfus, king of Northumberland.
4.Eadbertus, king of Northumberland.
5.Ethelredus, king of Mercia.
6.Kenredus, king of Mercia.
7.Offa, king of Eastsaxons.
8.Sebbi, king of Eastsaxons.
9.Sigebertus, king of Eastangles.

Of whiche kynges and their doynges, what is to be iudged, looke gentle Reader before. pag. 133.

By these historyes it is apparaunt: what mutations, what perturbations, and what alteratiō of state hath bene in this Realme of Britayne, first from Brittaynes kings, to Romaines, then to Britaynes agayn, afterward to the Saxons. First to vij. altogether raigning, then to one. &c. And this alteratiō not onely happened in þe ciuile gouernment, but also followed in the state Ecclesiastical. For as in the Britaynes tyme the Metropolitan sea was in Londō: so in the Saxons time after the comming of Austen, it was remoued to Cāterbury, the Catalogue and order of which Metropolitanes, from the tyme of Austen to Egbertus, is thus, as in the history of Malmesberiensis described.

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¶ The names and order of the Archbishops of Caunterbury, from Augustine, to the tyme of king Ethelbert.
1.Augustinus.16.
2.Laurentius.5.
3.Mellitus.5.
4.Iustus.3.
5.Honorius.25.
6.Deus dedit.10.
7.Theodorus.22.
¶ Hitherto from Augustine all the Archbishops of Caunterbury were Italians and foreiners.
8.Berctualdus English.37In his tyme the Monasterie of S. Martin was builded in Dorobernia, by Witredus & hys brother, kings of Kent.
9.Tacuinus.3
10.Nothelinus.5
11.Cuthbertus.17This Cutbert after his death forbad all funerall exequies or lamentation for him to bee made. William Malm. De vitis, Lib. 1.
13.Lambrihtus, or Lambertus.27In his tyme king Offa translated the Metropolitane sea from Caunterbury to Lichfield by the graunt of Pope Adrian, beyng ouercome with Apostolicall arguments, as sayth Flores Hist. that is with money.
Ethelardus.13This Ethelardus by his Epistles to Pope Leo, obtayned the Metropolitane sea agayne to Cāterbury.
15.Vlfredus.28
16.Fegeldus.3 m.
17.Celnochus.41

Duryng the course of these 17. Archbishops of Cant. in Rome passed in the meane tyme 34. Popes, of whome partly heretofore we haue declared.

And thus much touching the tyme of the seuen kingdomes of the Saxones, rulyng together in Englande, from the raygne of Hengist, vnto Egbert, the first Kyng and Monarche of the whole lande, after the expulsion of the Britaynes.

NOw remayneth (by the grace of Christ) in the next booke followyng, to prosecute the order of such kings as principally raigning alone, had this realme in their possession: from the tyme of Egbert king of Westsaxons, to the comming of William Conqueror the Normand, comprehending therin the rest of the next 300. yeares, with the actes & state of Religion, as in that space was in the Church: wherin may appeare the declining tyme of the Church, and of true Religiō, preparing the way to Antichrist, which not long after followed. For here is to be noted, that during yet this mean tyme, Sathan (as is sayd) was bound vp from his raging and furious violence, counting from the tyme of Constantinus, to the next loosing out of Sathan, which was foretold by the Reuelation of S. Iohn aboue mentioned, to be a thousand yeares. Wherof by the order of the history (Christ graunting) more shall be sayd hereafter.

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