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Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, vol 2 : England

William Rufus

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Language: English
Wordcount: 17,293 / 57 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 565
Added to site: 2005.09.26
mnybks.net#: 11529
Genre: History
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as well in temporall as spirituall preferments, as it was then iudged. Likewise the said Lanfranke was verie fortunate in the gouernement of his church and sée of Canturburie, recouering sundrie portions of lands and rents alienated from the same before his daies, insomuch that he restored to that sée 25 manors. [Sidenote: _Eadmerus._] For amongst other, whereas Odo the bishop of Baieux, who also was earle of Kent, bearing great rule in England vnder his nephue king William the Conquerour, had vsurped diuerse possessions which belonged to the sée of Canturburie, and had seized the franchises apperteining to the same Lanfranke, into his owne hands, by sute and earnest trauell he recouered the same, and being impleaded about that matter by the said Odo, he so defended his cause, that in the end (though with much adoo) he had his will, and so remained in quiet possession of his right after that so long as he liued, without any trouble or vexation concerning the said possessions and liberties.

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