De orientalibus episcopis. Capitulum quinquagesimum quartum.
Willelmus.*. [Reference added from Cx.] Hit is i-knowe þat þe Estsaxons alwey from þe bygynnynge for to now were sogettis*. [subget, Cx.] to þe bisshop of Londoun. But þe prouince of Est Angles, þat conteyneþ Page 125, vol.2 Norþfolk and Souþfolk, hadde oon bisshop at Denwiche.*. [Donwyk, α., Cx.] Þe bisshop heet Felix, and was of Burgoyne; and was bisshop seuentene ȝere. After hym Thomas was bisshop fyue ȝere. After hym Bonafas*. [Boneface, Cx.] seuentene*. [So α.; xvij., MS.] ȝere. Þanne Besy after|ward was i-ordeyned by Theodorus, and rulede þe prouince, while he myȝte endure by hym selue allone. After hym anon to Egebertus tyme, kyng of Westsaxons, an hondred and þre and fourty [ȝere],*. [Added from the Latin text; absent also in Cx.] tweie bisshoppes rulede þat pro|uince, oon at Donwyk and anoþer at Elyngham.*. [The last clause as in Cx.; MS. and α. have repetitions by clerical error from above.] Noþeles after Ludecans tyme, kyng of Mercia, lefte and was onliche*. [Probably we should read: was left onliche. Cx. agrees with text.] oon see at Elyngham anon to þe fifte ȝere of William Conquerour, whan Herfastus þe þridde and twenty bisshop of Esterne*. [þe Estrene, α., Cx.] chaungede þe*. [his, α.] see from [Elingham to]*. [Added from α. (not in Cx.)] Theteford, [and his successor Herebetus Losinga chaungede þe see from Thetford]*. [þe] added from α. and Cx.] into Norþwhiche, by leue of kyng William þe Rede. [Þe]*. [þe] added from α. and Cx.] see of Ely, þat is nygh þerto, þe firste kyng Henry ordeyned þe nynþe ȝere of his reignynge, and made suget þerto Cantebriggeschire, þat was raþer*. [to fore, Cx.] a party of þe bisshopriche of Lyncolne. And for quytynge þerof he ȝaf to þe bisshop of Lyncolne a real citee þat hatte*. [a good toun callyd. Cx.] Spaldynge.