Theodore And Wilfrith; Lectures Delivered In St. Paul's In December 1896

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byGeorge Forrest Browne

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VIII. Ancient crosses and other sculptured stones.--Ruthwell.--Abercorn.--Acca's cross.--Art in Wessex.--Aidhelm.--Bradford-on-Avon.--Deerhurst.--Glastonbury.--Dolton.--Cuthbert's altar.--His pectoral cross.--Hackness.--Eipon.--Stapleford.--Eadulf.--Monk wearmouth.--Britford.--Ethelwold's cross. Last year I described at some length the great shaft of Alchfrith's cross at Bewcastle, and gave several illustrations of its ornamentation and runic inscriptionsl. I must now say something of the great cross at Ruthwell, in Dumfriesshire, a brief account of which I gave four or five years ago2. The south-western part of Scotland was conquered by Ecgfrith, of whom we have heard much in these lectures, and for a few years it was under Anglian rule. After his disastrous defeat and death 1 See Conversion of the Heptarchy (s.p.c.k.), pp. 188-313. Lessons from Early English Church History (s.p.c.k.), pp. 104-109. in 685, the Britons and Picts in that corner of what is now Scotland, as also the Picts in Fife, resumed the native sway, and the Angles were known there no more. There has been no other period in history when a great Anglian cross, covered with Anglian runes, could have been set up in that south-western district of Scotland. Tradition points to its being regarded by the inhabitants as of foreign origin, not native. It was brought, they say, by sea, from distant parts, and was for a time at Priestwood-side, near the sea. It was being brought inland; but the hauling-gear failed, and the people took that as an indication that it must remain on the spot which it had reached. They put a shed over it, and the place became known as Rood-well. However that may have been, this great monument stood in the ancient church of Ruthwell, and was the object of much ...

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VIII. Ancient crosses and other sculptured stones.--Ruthwell.--Abercorn.--Acca's cross.--Art in Wessex.--Aidhelm.--Bra...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217966675

ISBN - 13:9780217966672

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