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Danes, Saxons and Normans

or, Stories of our ancestors

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Author: John G. Edgar
Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,175 / 236 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 13
Downloads: 965
Added to site: 2015.04.13 32020
Genre: History

bishops--Lanfranc is appointed to the Archbishopric of Canterbury--Lanfranc's birth-place--His fame at Bec-Hellouin--Lanfranc gains the friendship of William the Norman--Lanfranc opposes William's marriage--He gains a dispensation for William--Is restored to favour--Is made Abbot of Caen--William's delight at Lanfranc's appointment to the province of Canterbury--The Pope's letter to Lanfranc--Lanfranc's entry into Canterbury--The church in ruins--Lanfranc gains the primacy of England for Canterbury--Undertakes a revision of the Scriptures--The Saxons averse to the revision--Lanfranc the people's champion


EDWIN AND MORKAR:--Their personal appearance--Edwin the handsomest man of his age--They took no part in the battle of Hastings--Aspire to the throne--Edgar Atheling's adherents too strong--Go to York--Their plans--William attempts to conciliate them--William promises his daughter in marriage to Edwin--Edwin and Morkar accompany William



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