Book 2, Chapter 8, Edwy the Fair from 955 AD to 975 – Edwy the Fair
Florence of Worcester, who wrote in the twelfth century, inserts two of these stories in his chronicle, without intimating which was most worthy of credit, and from his silence it may be inferred, that in his opinion the truth even at that time was no longer attainable. Modern historians have had greater confidence in their own penetration. Protestant writers have, very generally, taken part with Edwy and Elgiva. Catholics have universally declared for Dunstan. Hume, indifferent to the religious scruples of both, was led by his humanity to espouse the cause of the unfortunate. Dr Lingard, in particular, has incurred the charge of extreme partisanship and of historical inaccuracy, even to the extent of suppressing inconvenient facts, through his statement of the events comprised within this short reign of four years.
Chapter 8, Edwy the Fair
Conflicting Testimony Concerning Edwy
Chapter 8, Origin of Monasteries in England
Chapter 8, Dunstan
Chapter 8, Archbishop Dunstan and the Clergy
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