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5.86. Kinewulfe.


Compare 1587 edition: 1 Kine|wulfe. Hen. Hunt. [figure appears here on page 197] AFter that the Weſt Sax|ons had depriued theyr vnprofita|ble King Sigi|bert, they aduan|ced one Kine|wulfe or Cine|vulfus, yt which began his raigne aboute the yeare of our Lorde .756. which was in the .xvj. 756 Simon Dun. hath. 755. yeare of the Emperour Conſtantinus, ſurnamed Co|pronimos, in the .vj. yeare of the raigne of Pipin| [...]ing of France, and about the .xxij. yeare of Eth|fine king of Scottes.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 This Kinewulfe proued a right worthee and valiant Prince, and was deſcended of the [...]ght line of Cerdicius.The Brytayns vanquiſhed. Hee obteyned great victories agaynſt the Brytaynes or Welchmen, but at Benſington or Benton; he loſt a battaile again [...] Offa King of Mercia, in the .xxiiij. yeare of hys raigne: and from that time forwarde [...] ma|ny diſpleaſures, at length through his owne fol|ly hee came vnto a ſhamefull ende: for where as he had raigned a long time neyther ſlouthful|ly nor preſumptuouſly, yet nowe as it were ad|uaunced with the glorie of things paſſed, hee ey|ther thought that nothing coulde go againſt him; or elſe doubted the ſuretie of their ſtate whom he ſhould leaue behind him, and therefore he confined one Kineard the brother of Sigibert, whoſe fame hee perceyued to encreaſe more than hee woulde haue wiſhed.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 EEBO page image 198This Kinearde diſſembling the matter, as hee that coulde giue place to tyme, gotte him out of the Countrey, and after by a ſecrete con|ſpiracie aſſembled togyther a knotte of vngra|cious companie, and returning priuily into the Countrey againe, watched his tyme, till he eſpied that the King wyth a ſmall number of his ſer|uauntes was come vnto the houſe of a Noble woman whome hee kept as Paramour at Mer|ton, whervpon the ſayd Kineard vpon the ſodain beſet the houſe-round about.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 2 The King perceyuing himſelfe thus beſie|ged of his enimies, at the firſt cauſed the doores to be ſhutte, ſuppoſing eyther by curteous wordes to appeaſe his enimies, or wyth his Princely au|thoritie to put them in feare. But when he ſawe that by neyther meane hee coulde doe good, in a great chaufe he brake forth of the houſe vpon Ki|neard, and went verie neare to haue killed him: but beeing compaſſed aboute with multitude of enimies, whyleſt hee ſtoode at defence, thin|kyng it a diſhonour for hym to flie,K [...]newuif ſlain by conſpi|rators. hee was bea|ten downe and ſlaine, togyther with thoſe fewe of his ſeruauntes which hee had there with hym, who choſe rather to die in ſeeking reuenge of their maiſters death, than by cowardice to yeeld them|ſelues into the murtherers handes. There eſca|ped none excepte one Welchman or Bry|tayne, an Hoſtage who was neuertheleſſe ſore wounded.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The bruyte of ſuche an heynous acte was ſtreyght wayes blowen ouer all, and brought with ſpeede to the eares of the Noble men and Peeres of the Realme, whiche were not farre off the place where this ſlaughter had beene commit|ted. Amongeſt other, one Oſrike, for his age and wiſedome accounted of moſt authoritie, exhor|ted the reſidue that in no wyſe they ſhoulde ſuf|fer the death of their ſoueraigne Lorde to paſſe vnpuniſhed vnto theyr perpetuall ſhame and re|proufe. Wherevpon in all haſte they ranne to the place where they knew to finde Kineard, who at the fyrſt beganne to pleade hys cauſe, to make large promiſes, to pretende couſynage, and ſo forth: but when he perceyued all that hee coulde ſay or doe might not preuaile, hee encouraged his companie to ſhewe themſelues valyaunt, and to reſyſt theyr enimyes to the vttermoſte of theyr powers.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Herevpon followed a doubtfull fight, the one part ſtryuing to ſaue theyr lyues, and the other to attaine honour, and puniſh the ſlaughter of theyr ſoueraigne Lorde. At length the victorie reſted on the ſide where the right was, ſo that the wic|ked murtherer after hee had fought a while, at length was ſlaine, togyther w [...]th foureſcore and eight of his Mates.Sim. Dunel. H. Hunt. The Kings bodie was bu|ried at Wincheſter, and the murtherers at Re|pingdon. Suche was the ende of King Kine|wulfe, after hee had raigned the tearme of .xxxi. yeares.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the yeare of our Lorde .786. Bede. [...] Magd. 785. H. [...] Lega [...] [...] the Pope. or as Hariſon hath .787. Pope Adrian ſent two Lega [...] [...] Englande, Gregorie (or as ſome C [...]pi [...] haue George) Biſhop of Oſtia, and Theophilactus bi|ſhop of Tuderto, with letters commendatory vn|to Offa king of Mercia, and vnto Alfwolde king of Northumberlande, and likewiſe to Ieanbright or Lambert Archbiſhop of Canterburie, and to Eaubald Archbiſhop of Yorke.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Theſe Legates were gladly receyued, not only by the foreſayde Kings & Archbiſhops, but alſo of all other the high eſtares, aſwel ſpiritual and tem|poral of the lande, and namely of Kinewulfe king of the Weſt Saxons, which repayred vnto king Offa to take counſaile with him for reformation of ſuche articles as were conteyned in the Popes letters.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 There were .xx. ſeuerall articles whiche they had to propone on the Popes behalfe,Twentie a [...]ti|cles which the Legates had to propone. as touching the receyuing of the faith or articles eſtabliſhed by the Nicene Coũcel, & obeying of the other general Councels with inſtructions concerning baptiſme and keeping of Synodes yearely, for the exami|nation of Prieſtes and Miniſters, and reforming of naughtie liuers.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Moreouer touching diſcretion to be vſed in the admitting of gouernors in Monaſteries, and Cu|rates or prieſts to the miniſterie in Churches: and further for the behauior of prieſts in wearing their apparell, namely that they ſhould not preſume to come to the aulter bare legged, leaſt their diſho|neſtie might be diſcouered. And that in no wiſ [...] the Chalice or Paten were made of the borne of an Oxe, bycauſe the ſame is bloudie of nature, nor the hoſt of a cruſt, but of pure bread.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Alſo whereas Biſhops vſed to ſitte in Coun|cels to iudge in ſecular cauſes, they were nowe forbidden ſo to doe.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Many other things were for meane of refor|mation artycled both for ſpirituall cauſes, and al|ſo concerning ciuill ordinaunces, as diſſenabling children to be heyres to the parentes, whiche by them were not begotte in lawfull matrimonie, but on cõcubines,Nunnes con|cubines. whether they were Nunnes or ſecular women.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Alſo of paymẽt of tithes, performing of vowes, auoyding of vndecent apparell, and aboliſhing of all maner of Ethniſh vſages and cuſtomes that ſounded contrarie to the order of Chriſtianitie,Curtayling horſes. as curtayling Horſes, and eating of Horſes fleſh.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Theſe things with many other expreſſed in .xx. principal articles (as we haue ſayd) were firſt con|cluded to be receyued by the Church of the Nor|thumbers, in a Councell holden there, & ſubſcribed by Alfwold king of the Northũbers by Delberke EEBO page image 199 Biſhop of Hexham by Eaubalde Archbiſhop of Yorke, Hygwalde Byſhop of Lyndiſferne, Edel|bert Biſhop of Whiterne, Aldulfe Byſhoppe of Myeth. Ethelwyne alſo an other Byſhop by his deputies, with a number of other of the Clergie, and Lordes alſo of the temporaltie, as Duke Al|rike, Duke Segwulfe, Abbot Aldberi [...]ke, and Ab|bot Erhard.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 After this confirmation had of the Northum|bers, there was alſo a counſell holden in Mercia, at Cealtide in the which theſe perſons ſubſcribed, Iambert or Lambert Archbiſhop of Canterbu|rie, Offa King of Mercia, Hughbright Biſhop of Lichfield, Edeulfe Biſhoppe of Faron, with Vn|wone Biſhop of Ligor, and nine other Biſhops beſide Abbots, and three Dukes, as Brorda, Far|walde, and Bercoald, with Earle Othbalde.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 But nowe to returne backe to ſpeake of other doings, as in other parties of this lande they fell out.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 764Aboute the yeare of our Lorde .764. the Sea of Canterburie beeing voyde, one Iambert or Lambert was elected Archbiſhop there, and in the yeare .766. the Archbiſhop of Yorke Egbert de|parted this lyfe,Simon Dun. hath .780. in whoſe place one Adelbert ſuc|ceeded.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 About the .xxv. yeare of Kynwulfe king of Weſt Saxons,Simon Dun. the Northumbers hauing to their captaynes two noble men, Oſbalde and Ethel|herard, burned one of their Iudges named Bearn, [figure appears here on page 199] bycauſe hee was more cruell in iudgement (as they tooke the matter) than reaſon requyred.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame tyme, one Aſwalde or Alfewolde, raigned ouer the Northumbers, beeing admit|ted King, after that Ethelbert was expulſed, and when the ſame Alfwolde had raigned tenne, (or as other haue .xj.) yeares, he was trayterouſ|ly,He begin his raigne Anno 779 as hath Simon Dunel. and raigned but ten yeares. and without all guilt made away, and mur|thered by his owne people. The chiefe conſpi|ratour was named Siga, and his bodie was bu|ried at Hexam.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame Alfwolde was a iuſt Prince, and worthilye gouerned the Northumbers to hys highe prayſe and commendation. He was mur|thered (as before yee haue hearde,) the .xxiij. of September, in the yeare of our Lorde .788.


Mat. VVeſt. Simon Dun.


Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the yeare .792. Charles king of Fraunce ſent into Brytaine a booke which had beene ſent vnto him from Conſtantinople, conteyning cer|taine articles agreed vpon in a Synode (wherein were preſent aboue the number of three hundred Biſhops) quite contrarie and diſagreeing from the true fayth, namely in thys, that Images ought to be worſhipped, which the Church of god vtterly abhorreth. Agaynſt this booke Albinus that famous Clearke wrote a treatiſe confirmed with places taken out of holy Scripture, whiche treatiſe with the booke in name of all the Biſhops and Princes of Brytayne, he preſented vnto the king of Fraunce.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the yeare .800. on Chriſtmaſſe euen chan|ced, a marueylous tempeſt of winde,Simon Dun. 800 which ouer|threw whole Cities and townes in diuers places, and trees in greate number, beſide other harmes which it did, as by death of Cattell. &c. In the yeare following a great part of the Citie of Lon|don was conſumed by fire.

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