Of the Bischopes of Northumberlonde. Capitulum quinquagesimum sextum.
Willelmus de Pontificibus, libro quarto, capitulo secundo. Oon seete was firste at Yorke, for alle the prouince off Northumbrelonde, whom Paulinus occupiede firste by the space of vij. yere. After that Edwinus, kynge of Northum|brelonde, sleyne, Paulinus toke schippe and saylede to Kente, from whens he come, takenge the palle with hym. Willelmus, libro tertio. And so the bischopperiche of Page 133, vol.2 Yorke seasede xxxti yere, and the vse of the palle seasede there by a c. xxvti yere vn tyl þat bischoppe Egberte, brother to the kynge of that londe, recurede the palle thro auctorite of the pope. ℞. After that, Seynte Oswalde reignenge, Aidanus, a Scotte, hade gouernaile in Bernicia, after whom Finanus,*. [Sinanus, Harl. MS.] and after hym Colmannus. Willelmus ubi supra. Whiche goenge in to Scotlonde, as for indigna|cion, in that he was reprovede by Wilfride of vnlawefulle kepenge of Estur, Wilfride was restorede to the seete of Yorke after the departenge of Paulinus, in the xxxti yere. Beda, libro quarto. But Wilfride taryenge in Fraunce abowte his consecracion, Seynte Chadde was taken and made bischoppe þer, thro helpe of kynge Oswy; whiche, re|mouede with in the space of thre yere by Theodorus tharche|bischop, was made bischop of the Marches, and Wilfride was restorede to hit ageyne. Whiche Wilfride was expul|sede with in the space of x. yere foloenge, Theodorus tharche|bischoppe cooperante and corrupte, for cause of conten|cion Page 135, vol.2 movede betwene hym and kynge Egfride; and then Theodorus ordeinede, at the instance of the kynge, Bosa at Yorke, Tunbertus*. [So Harl. MS.] at the chirche Haugustaldense, Eata at the chirche Lindisfarn, whiche is in the Holielonde, in the floode of Twide; whiche sete Aidanus the bischop foundede firste, sendenge Trumwyne to the londe of Pictes, in the costes of Englonde nye to Scotlonde, in to a place whiche is callede Witerne, where Seynte Ninian otherwise callede of commune peple Seynt Ronyon, was firste founder and doc|tor; but alle these seetes, Yorke excepte, faylede by succes|sion. For the seete of Witerne, whiche longede þat tyme [folio 73b] to Englische men [indurede] by certeyne yeres, vnder x. bischoppes, vn tille that [by] the depopulacion of the Pictes [hit] failede vtterly from the lordeschippe of Englische men; and the seetes of Haugustaldens and Lindisfarne, whiche beenge otherwhile oon indurede allemoste xc. yere, vnder ix. bischoppes, vnder the commenge of Danes. But in the tyme of Hinguar and Hubba, Ardulphus the bischop was vagante longe with þe body of Seynte Cuthberte, vn to the tyme of Aluredus, kynge of Weste Saxones, when the seete of Page 137, vol.2 Lindisfarne was sette at Cungestre or Kunnengesburghe, whiche place is callede now Hubeforde on Twede. And at the laste that sete was removede to Durem, in the xvj. yere of Egelrede kynge, son of kynge Edgare; and the body of Seynte Cuthberte the bischop was buriede there by Edmunde the bischop. From whiche tyme the seetes of the chirches of Haugustaldense failede vtterly; and kynge Henry the firste, in the ixthe yere of his reigne, ordeynede a newe seete, Caerlielle.