The English. (Conversion of the West)

The English. (Conversion of the West)

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Lindiswaras, or inhabitants of Lindsey. The seat of his large diocese was at Lichfield,1 and here he either founded or built a church, dedicated it to St. Mary, to the east of the present cathedral, and erected a home for himself at "Chadstowe," where he resided when not engaged in the ministry of the Church.2 As might have been expected, he proved himself an earnest, exemplary bishop. He journeyed on foot after his old fashion, from place to place, and lost no opportunity of preaching the Word. At the urgent bidding of Theodore, who had conceived a great affection for him, he sometimes, but rarely, made use of a horse, and preferred rather to carry out his simpler plan of making his way from village to village. When at home at Lichfield he devoted himself to the study of the Scriptures and prayer in the company of seven or eight friends, the witnesses of his energetic labours, and his helpers in every good work. 1 Hadrian was kept in France for some time longer, and did not reach England till A.d. 670. The sovereigns of France and their chief ministers claimed the right to arrest any travellers with whose reasons for passing through their country they were not satisfied. Elroin, mayor of the palace of Neustria and Burgundy, detained Hadrian, suspecting that he was an envoy from the emperor, Constantine IV., to "the kings of Britain," hostile to the dynasty of Clotaire III. 1 Lyccid felth="the field of the dead," as being probably a battle-field. Compare Lich-gaie, the gate of the dead. Bede, 'H. E., 'iv. 3. From the picture, which Bede has given us, we can form a conception of the earnest piety which distinguished him. In common with many of the early Teutonic Christians, St. Chad was wont to concentrate his thoughts...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494318
  • 9781236494313