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ROGERI DE WENDOVER

FLORES HISTORIARU M.

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LONDON:

PRINTED BY SAMUEL BENTLEY,

Bangor House, Shoe Lane.

ROGERI DE WENDOVER

LIBER, QUI DICITUR,

FLORES HISTORIARU M.

Coronation of

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De coronatione regis Willelmi primi.

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

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NOTES AND VARIOUS READINGS". 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 Ashburn- 3 Non legitime.] His election ham House, printed at the end of was deemed uncanonical, archWats' edition of Matthew Paris. bishop Robert being yet alive, VOL. II.

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