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ROGERI DE WENDOVER

FLORES HISTORIARUM.

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LONDON:

PRINTED BY SAMUEL BENTLEY,

Bangor House, Shoe Lane.

ROGERI DE WENDOVER

LIBER, QUI DICITUR,

FLORES HISTORIARUM.

De coronatione regis Willelmi primi.

Coronation of

INNO Domini MLXVII. dux Nor- A.D. 1067.
manniæ Willelmus, urbem Lon- William I.
dinarum adiens, in magna ex-
ultatione a clero et populo sus-
ceptus et ab omnibus 2rex ac-
clamatus, Dominicæ nativitatis

die ab Aldredo, Eboracensi archiepiscopo, regni diadema suscepit; timuit enim hoc munus consecrationis a Stigando, Cantuariensi archiepiscopo, suscipere, eo quod non legitime occupaverat illius excellentiam dignitatis.

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Deinde homagiis a magnatibus, cum fidelitatis juramento, obsidibusque acceptis, in regno confirmatus, omnibus qui ad regnum aspiraverant factus est terrori. Civitatibus quoque dis

NOTES AND VARIOUS READINGS1.

The reader will remember that 2 Rex acclamatus.] A full acthese, in the following notes count of William's coronation is marked C., are taken from the given by William of Poitou; Hist. readings of the Wendover MS., Normann. Scriptt. p. 205. destroyed in the fire of Ashburnham House, printed at the end of Wats' edition of Matthew Paris.

VOL. II.

Non legitime.] His election
was deemed uncanonical, arch-
bishop Robert being yet alive,
B

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