The History Of The Norman Conquest Of England (volume 3); Its Causes And Its Results

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byEdward Augustus Freeman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873. Excerpt: ... EADWARD'S BEQUEST OF THE CROWN TO HAROLD. 389 Florence himself asserts. The Peterborough Chronicle, which Florence most probably had not before him, is only less distinct and emphatic than Florence himself as to all three. The bequest, the election, the consecration, are all distinctly asserted by one or more of the three Chroniclers. The only assertion which rests wholly on the authority of. Florence himself is the assertion that Ealdred was the consecrator. The two Chronicles which Florence followed distinctly assert that Eadward named Harold as his successor. I have already quoted the poetical passage in full at vol. ii. p. 359 (see also above, p. 12). The words which now immediately concern us are those in which the bequest is distinctly asserted; Eadward "made fast the Kingdom to Harold the noble Earl." Then in the prose entry which follows, both Chronicles assert Harold's royal consecration; "Her wearS Harold Eorl eac to Cynge gehalgod." These words would certainly not be used of any but the regular ecclesiastical ceremony. These two Chroniclers however do not distinctly speak of the election. We may perhaps say that it was quite in character with their general political views to insist more on the royal bequest than on the popular election. (See vol. ii. pp. 7, 423.) But this was a point on which the democrat of Peterborough was not likely to hold his peace. His account of the reign of Harold is much shorter than those of either of the other two annalists, but his account of his accession is fuller and more emphatic. He is also, as usual, more careful than his brethren as to his dates. And his words have a sort of triumphant ring as if they were written down at the moment. The poem preserved by the Abingdon and Worcester Chroniclers shows the same ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873. Excerpt: ... EADWARD'S BEQUEST OF THE CROWN TO HAROLD. 389 Florence himself asserts. The Peterborough Chronicle, which Florence most probab...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.56 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217115187

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