Cui Videlicet Regi In Auspicium
Suscipienda Fidei, & Regni Coelestis Potestas & Terrem Creuerat Imperij:
Ita Vt (Quod Nemo Anglorum Ante Eum Fecit) Omnes Britannia Fines, Qua Vel
Ipsorum Vel Britonum Prouincia Habitabantur, Sub Ditione Acceperit.
Menauias insulas (sicut & supra docuimus) imperio subiugauit Anglorum.
Quarum prior qua ad austrum est, & situ amplior & frugum prouentu atque
vbertate foelicior, nongentarum sexaginta familiarum mensuram, iuxta
astimationem Anglorum, secunda trecentarum & vltra spatium tenet.
The Same in English.
In the yeere from the incarnation of our Lord, sixe hundreth twentie and
foure, the people of Northumberland, to wit, those English people which
inhabit on the North side of the riuer of Humber, together with their king
Edwin, at the Christian preaching and perswasion of Paulinus aboue
mentioned, embraced the Gospel. Vnder which king, after he had once
accepted of the Christian faith, the power both of the heauenly & of his
earthly kingdome was inlarged; insomuch, that he (which no English king had
done before him) brought vnder his subiection all the prouinces of
Britaine, which were inhabited either by the English men themselues, or by
the Britons. Moreouer, he subdued vnto the crowne of England (as we haue
aboue signified) the Hebrides, commonly called the Westerne Islands. The
principall wherof being more commodiously and pleasantly seated towards the
South, and more abounding with corne then the rest, conteineth according to
the estimation of the English, roome enough for 960. families, and the
second for 300. and aboue.
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The voyage of Bertus, generall of an armie sent into Ireland by Ecfridus
king of Northumberland, in the yere of our Lord 684, out of the 4.
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