Treatment of Elgiva

Book 2, Chapter 8, Edwy the Fair from 955 AD to 975 – Edwy the Fair

During the troubles caused by this rebellion, some armed retainers were sent by Odo to carry away Elgiva by force, first branding her face with red hot irons, in order to mar her beauty, and then carrying her to Ireland. After a short time her wounds healed, and with beauty as radiant as ever, she returned but was seized at Gloucester, when the sinews of her legs were divided, and she was allowed to linger in horrible torture for several days until death put an end to her sufferings.


Chapter 8, Edwy the Fair

Edwy

Origin of Anglo Saxon Surnames

Conflicting Testimony Concerning Edwy

Incident on His Coronation Day

Treatment of Elgiva

Edgar the Pacific

Chapter 8, Origin of Monasteries in England

Introduction of Celibacy

Their Rules and Practice

The Benedictines

Chapter 8, Dunstan

Sketch of Dunstan

His Alleged Visions and Miracles

Becomes Abbot, Bishop and Archbishop

Chapter 8, Archbishop Dunstan and the Clergy

His Character and Policy

Aided by Bishops Oswald and Ethelwald

The Secular Clergy Supplanted by the Monks

King Edgar’s Private Life

The Worth of the Eulogies Pronounced on Him by the Monks

The Canons of Edgar

His Position Among the Anglo-Saxon Kings

Policy Towards the Danes of Northumbria

Authorities



Categories: Book 2

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