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Capitulum vicesimum.

IUSTINIANUS the secunde was emperoure after Constantyne his fader ix. yere. Iohn the vthe succedid Benedictus þe pope oon yere, whom Zeno succeedid ij. yere. Beda, libro iiijto, capitulo vicesimo quarto. Lotharius kynge of Kente died of a wounde receyvyde in batelle ageyne Cedwalla, whom Edricus, son of Egbertus, succedid oon yere and a halfe, and after that þe realme of Kente stode as in trowble by diverse kynges untylle Wihtrede, lawefulle son of Egbertus, succedid in þat realme. Page  155, vol.6 Mull, broþer of Cedwalla kynge, was taken with xij. knyȝhtes in Kente, and brente; where þro Cedwalla trowblede soore, wastede Kente ageyne; and Wilfride receyvide the seete of Hangustalde at the desyre of kynge Alfride. For Seynte Iohn of Beverlay dedde, Bosa receyvyde the seete of Yorke. Sergius þe pope suc|cedid [folio 297b] Zeno xiij. yere, whiche ordeynede that Agnus Dei scholde be songe thryes in masse; whiche founde also by revelacion, in a holy place of Seynte Petyr, a grete parte of the holy crosse. Giraldus, distinctione prima, capitulo septimo decimo. The firste Pipinus, callede olde or schorte, sonne of Ansegisilus, sonne of Seynte Arnulphus, made governoure of the howse of the kynge of Frenche men, receyvyde the principate of the este men of Fraunce xxvijti yere; whiche fauȝhte firste aȝeyne Theodoricus, kynge of men in Fraunce, whom he toke fleynge at Parise, reser|vynge to him lyfe. Paulinus,*. [Sic in MS.]libro vij o. Prudence and forti|tude as exiled from kynges of Fraunce, in that tyme the realme Page  157, vol.6 was disposede after the governoure of the kynges palice; for hit was providede by the ordinaunce of God that the realme of Fraunce scholde returne to theire bloode. Seynte Cutheberte diede in this yere at the yle of Farne, whiche place he luffede moche, but his body was brouȝhte to the yle of Lindisfarn, the*. [Seynte Cuthbert dyede.] seete of whom Wilfride governede after his dethe by oon yere, untylle he was expulsede by the kynge. Beda, libro v o, capitulo vij o. Cedwalla governynge his realme myȝhtely iij. yere, and levynge hit wente to Rome, and was baptizede of Sergius þe pope, and callede Petrus; where he diede soone after, not havynge xxxti yere in age þe xij. kalendes of Maii, and beryede in the churche of Seynte Petre at Rome, deservyde*. [Of the last kynge of the Britons.] this epitaphy, "Culmen opes sobolem pollentia regna triumphos. Page  159, vol.6 Eximias preces mœnia castra lares. Quæque patrum virtus, et quæ congesserat ipse, Ceadwall armipotens liquit amore Dei." Giraldus, distinctione prima, capitulo 17o. Hit is to be advertisede that the story of Romanes, of Longobardes, and of Bede, callethe Ceadwaladrus, the last kynge of Britons, Ceddwalla corruptely, not understondynge the langage of Britons. But the laste verse of the epitaphy aforeseide is cor|recte in this wyse, "Rex Cawaladrus liquit amore Dei," in mony places. And that hit is seide that he was baptizede of Sergius, hit is to be understonde þat he was confermede by hym by the noyntynge of holy creame, and then his propre name was chaungede, as hit happethe in the confirmacion of Page  161, vol.6 childer; whiche beynge kynge of Britons, was callede also kynge of Westesaxons, as contiguate to men of Wales. But y suppose that the oppinion of men of Wales to be fabulose, and as fable, seyenge that they schalle have kynges ageyne when the boones of Cadwaladrus be brouȝhte from Rome, like to the story of*. [The oppinion of men of Wales.] Gaufride in the ende. Ine succeded Cedwalla, sonne of Kenredus, son to Ceolwoldus, sonne of Cutha, son of Cuthwinus, sonne [folio 279a] of Ceaulinus, reignynge xxxvijti yere; whiche wente to Rome also, with mony other, in the tyme of Gregorius the secunde. In whiche yere Benedictus Biscop diede, whom Colfridus suc|cedid in the governayle of bothe þe monasterys on the brynke or side of the water of Wyre. Also Theodorus tharchebischop of Cawnterbery diede in this tyme in the lxxxvij. yere of his age, and þe xxijti yere of his bischophode; whom Britwoldus thabbot did succede: until that tyme men of Rome were arche|bischoppes of Cawnterbery and from that tyme men of Yng|londe. Seynte Wilfride accusede of Alfride the kynge afore*. [Of Seynte Wylfride.]Page  163, vol.6 mony bischoppes, was expulsed from his seete; whiche appel|lynge to Rome, defendid his cause afore pope Iohn, in so moche that he hade letters from the pope to the kynges of Ynglonde for his restitucion: and specially the disputacion that he hade for the feithe of Criste, afore Agatho þe pope, rehersede þer, was grete helpe to hym. But ȝitte the letters of the pope directe to kynge Alfride redde, he wolde not receyve hym. Whiche goynge to Etheldredus kynge of the Marches, was made bischop of Westechestre, kepynge that unto his dethe. Beda, libro v o, capitulo nono. Egerbertus*. [Sic.] the preste and monke escapynge afore the infirmite pestilente wyllede to go to Germany to converte peple to the feithe of Criste; but the wylle of God was contrarious, for the schippe that he hade ordeynede for þat iowrney was broken by a sodeyne tempeste. And then oon of his breþer, monyschede by a vision in his slepe, saide to Egbertus that he scholde goe to the monastery of Columba wheþer he wolde or nay, in that the Page  165, vol.6 plowes of theym wente not a riȝhte. Wherefore he sende Willebordus to Germany with xij. felawes with hym; whiche converte moche peple to the feithe thro helpe of Pipinus the senior, whiche hade subduede to hym a grete parte off Frisia. And after that Willebordus havynge auctorite of the pope was made bischop of the churche Traiectense, whiche place he governede nobly allemoste xlti yere. Offerus bischop of the Wiccions dedde, Egwynus succedid hym, whiche edifiede the monastery of Evesham, by licence grawntede of Etheldredus kynge of the Marches. Pipinus the olde or schorte, after the dethe of Theodoricus kynge of Fraunce, whom he suffrede to reigne with hym, erecte Clodoneus his son into þe kynge. Men of Kente, makynge peace with Ine kynge of Westesaxons, ȝafe [folio 279b] to hym iij. ml libras for the dethe of Mull broþer of Cedwalla. Iustinianus themperoure detecte of falsenes, and expulsede from thempire, wente to Pontus into exile, whom Leo patricius Page  167, vol.6 sende to Cersona, after that he hade kytte his nose and tonge.