The Prose Works; A Posthumous Treatise on the Christian Doctrine Tr. by C. R. Sumner. the History of Britain. a Brief History of Moscovia. Accedence Commenced Grammar. 1853-81 Volume 5

The Prose Works; A Posthumous Treatise on the Christian Doctrine Tr. by C. R. Sumner. the History of Britain. a Brief History of Moscovia. Accedence Commenced Grammar. 1853-81 Volume 5

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...war, what before he attempted to his loss, now successfully attains: and by degrees brought all the other monarchies between Kent and Humber to be at his devotion. To which design the kingdom of West Saxons, being the firmest of them all, at that time sore shaken by their overthrow at Woden'sbeorth, and the death of Keaulin, gave him, no doubt, a main advantage; the rest yielded not subjection, but as he earned it by continual victories. 8And to win him the more regard abroad, he marries Bertha the French king's daughter, though a Christian, and with this condition, to have the free exercise of her faith, under the care and instruction of Letardus a bishop, sent by her parents along with her; the king notwithstanding and his people retaining their old religion. Beda9 out of Gildas lays it sadly to..ne Britons' charge, that they never would vouchsafe their Sa;. m neighbours the means of conversion; but how far to blame they were,1 and what hope there was of converting in the midst of so much hostility, at least falsehood, from their first arrival, is not now easy to determine.3 Howbeit not long after they had the Christian faith preached to them by a nation more remote, and (as report went, accounted old in Beda's time) upon this occasion. The Northumbrians had a custom at that time, and many hundred years after not abolished, to sell their children for a small value into any foreign land. Of which number two comely youths were brought to Rome, whose fair and honest countenances invited Gregory, archdeacon of that city, among others that beheld them, pitying their condition, to demand whence they were; it was answered by some who stood by, that they were Angli of the province Deira, subjects to Alia king of Northumberland; and by religion, pagans....show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
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  • English
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  • 1236515234
  • 9781236515230