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Eclipse of the sun, followed by a pestilerice, iv. 139. Another,

obscuring almost his whole orb, as with a black Thield, 149.
Edan, a king of the Scots in Britain, put to flight by Ethelfrid, iv.

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iv. 141.

Edelard, king of the West-Saxons, after Ina, molested with the

rebellion of his kinsman Oswald, iv. 149. Overcoming those

troubles, dies in peace, ibid.
Edgar, the brother and successor of Edwy, in the English monarchy,

calls home Dunstan from banishment, iv. 199. His prosperous
reign, and favour towards the monks, ibid. His firict observance
of justice, and care to secure the nation with a strong fleet, ibid.
He is homaged and rowed down the river Dee, by eight kings,
200. His expostulation with Kened, king of Scotland, 201.
He is cheated by the treacherous duke Athelwold of Ellida,
ibid. Whom, avenging himself upon the said duke, he marries,
202. Attempting the chastity of a young lady at Andover, is
pleasantly deceived by the mother, 203, Buried at Glaston

abbey, 200.
Edgar, surnamed Atheling, his right and title to the crown of

England, from his grandfather Edmund Ironside, iv. 246. 251.

Excluded by Harold, son of earl Godwin, 251.
Edilhere, the brother and successor of Anna, in the kingdom of the

East-angles, flain in a battle against Ofwi, iv. 138.
Edilwalk, the South-Saxon, persuaded to christianity by Wulfer,
Edith, earl Godwin's daughter, eminent for learning, iv. 236.

Is married to Edward the confessor, ibid. Is harshly divorced

by hiin, 241.
Edmund, crowned king of the East-angles, at Bury, iv. 168. His

whole army put to fight by the Danes, he is taken, bound to a

stake, and shot with arrows, 172.
Edmund, the brother and successor of Athelstan, in the English

monarchy, frees Mercia, and takes several towns from the Danes,
iv. 196. He drives Anlaf and Suthfrid out of Northumberland,
and Dummail out of Cumberland, ibid. The strange manner

of his death, ibid.
Edmund, surnamed Ironside, the son of Ethelred, set up by divers

of the nobles against Canute, iv. 221. In several battles against
the Danes, he comes off for the most part victorious, 222. At
length consents to divide the kingdoin with Canute, 223. His

death thought to have been violent, 224.
Edred, third brother and successor of Athelstan, reduces the

Northumbrians, and puts an end to that kingdom, iv. 197.

Dies in the flower of his age, and buried at Winchester, 198.
Edric, the son of Edelwalk, king of South-Saxons, Nain by Ked-

walla, the West.Saxon, ivi 142.
Edric, a descendant of Ermenred, king of the South-Saxons, iv.
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142. Died a violent death and left his kingdom in disorder,

142, 143
Edric, surnamed Streon, advanced by king Ethelred, marries his

daughter Elgiva, iv. 213. He secretly murders two noblemen
whom he had invited to his lodging, 219. He practises against
the life of prince Edmund, and revolts to the Danes, 220. His
cunning devices to hinder Edmund in the prosecution of his
victories against Canute, 222. Is thought by some to have been
the contriver of king Edmund's murder, 224. The government
of the Mercians conferred upon him, 226. Put to death by
Canutus, and his head stuck upon a pole, and set upon the high-

est tower in London, ibid.
Education, of youth, rules for the method and progress of it, i. 273,

Exc. That of the clergy generally at the public cost, iii. 385.
Edward the confeffor, his law relating to the king's office, iii. 274.

Said to be the first that cured the king's evil, iv. 250. To have
cured blindness with the water wherein he washed his hands,

Edward VI, a committee appointed by him to frame ecclefiaftical

laws, ii. 237. Divorce allowed by those laws for other causes
befide adultery, 238. Acknowledges the common-prayer book

to be chiefly a translation of the mass book, iii. 26.
Edward, the elder, fon and successor of king Alfred, iv. 183.

Has war with Ethelwald his kinsinan, who stirs up the Danes
against him, 184. Builds Witham in Effex, 185: He proves
successful and potent, divers princes and great commanders of the
Danes fubmitting to himn, 186, 188. Tke king and whole na-
tion of Scotland, with divers other princes and people, do him
homage as their sovereign, 189. Dies at Farendon, ibid. And

buried at Winchester, 190.
Edward, surnamed the younger, Edgar's son, by his first wife

Egelfleda, advanced to the throne, iv. 204. The contest in his
reign between the monks and secular priests, ibid. Great mil-
chief done by the falling of a house where the general council
for deciding the controversy was held, ibid. Inhumanly mur-

dered by the treachery of his step-mother Elfrida, 205.
Edward, son of Edmund Ironside, heir apparent to the crowii,

at London, iv. 246.
Edward, surnamed the confessor, the son of king Ethelred, by

Emma, after Hardicnute's death is crowned at Winchester, iv.
236. Seizes on the treasures of his mother queen Emma, ibid.
Marries Edith, earl Godwin's daughter, ibid. Makes preparation
against Magnus, king of Norway, ibid. But next year makes
peace with Harold Harfager, 237. He advances the Normans
in England, which proves of ill consequence, 238. He is op-
posed by earl Godwin, in the cause of Eustace of Boloign, ba-
nishes the earl, and divorces his daughter whom he had married,
239. Entertains duke William of Normandy, 241. He sends
Odo and Radulph, with a fleet, against Godwin, and his sons
exercising piracy, 242. Reconciliation at length made, he re-
stores the earl, his sons and daughter, all to their former dignities,
243. He is faid to have designed duke William of Normandy
his successor to the crown, 249. Buried at Westminster, 250.

His character, ibid.
Edwi, the son and fucceffor of Edmund, is crowned at Kingston,

iv, 198. He banishes bishop Dunstan, for reproving his wan-
tonnels with Algiva, ibid. The Mercians, and Northumbrians,
fet up his brother Edgar, 199. With grief whereof he ends his

days, and is buried at Winchester, ibid.
Edwin, thrown out of the kingdom of Deira, by Ethelfrid, iv. 116.

126. Fleeing to Redwal, the East-angle, for refuge, is defended
against Ethelfrid, 126, 127. He exceeds in power and extent of
dominion all before him, ibid. Marries Edelburga, the sister of
Eadbald, ibid. He is wounded by an affaffin from Cuichelm,
128. The strange relation of his conversion to christianity,
129. He persuades Eorpald, the son of Redwald, to embrace
the christian faith, 131. He is slain in a battle against Ked-

wallay, 132,
Edwin, duke of the Mercians. See Morcar.
Eg yptians, their conduct toward kings, iii. 219.
Eikon Bafilike, whether written by king Charles, ii. 398. An-

swers to the several heads of that tract; On the king's calling
his last parliament, 400. Upon the earl of Strafford's death,

Upon his going to the house of commons, 417.
Upon the insolency of the tumults, 421. Upon the bill for
triennial parliaments, 430. Upon his retirement from West-
minster, 437

Upon the queen's departure, 446. Upon
his repulse at Hull, and the fate of the Hothams, 449. Up-
on the listing and raising of armies, 455. Upon seizing
the inagazines, 465. Upon the nineteen propofitions, iii.
I. On the rebellion in Ireland, 12. Upon the calling in of
the Scots, 22. Upon the covenant, 27. Upon the many
jealousies, &c. 31. Upon the ordinance against the common-
prayer book, 35. Upon the differences in point of Church
government, 40.

Upon the Uxbridge treaty, &c. 47.
Upon the various events of the war, 52. Upon the refor-
mation of the times, 56. Upon his letters taken and di-
vulged, 59. Upon his going to the Scots, 62. Upon the
Scots delivering the king to the English, 64. Upon deny-
ing him the attendance of his chaplains, 65. Upon his pe-
nitential vows and meditations at Holmby, 69. Upon the
army's surprisal of the king at Holmby, 73. To the prince

of Wales, 78. Meditations on death, 89.
Eikonoclastes, Baron's preface to that tract, ií. 385. The author's
preface, 391. Reason of calling it so, 395.



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Elanius, reckoned in the nnmber of ancient British kings, iv. 20.
Eldadus, iv. 22.
Eldol, iv. 22.
Eledaucus, iv. 22.
Elfled, the sister of king Edward the elder, her army of Mercians
victorious against the Welsh, iv. 186. Takes Derby from the

Danes, ibid. She dies at Tamworth, 188
Elfred, the son of king Ethelred, by Emma, betrayed by earl God-

win, and cruelly made away by Harold, iv. 231.
Elfwald, succeeding Ethelred in Northumberland, is rebelled

against by two of his noblemen, Osbald and Athelheard, iv. 152.

He is slain by the conspiracy of Siggan, one of his nobles, 154.
Elfwin, flain in a battle between his brother Ecfrid and Ethelred,

Elidure, his noble demeanor towards his deposed brother, iv, 21.

After Archigallo's death, he resumes the government, ibid.
Eliud, reckoned in the number of ancient British kings, iv. 22,
Elizabeth, queen, against presbyterian reformation, iii. 425.
Ella, the Saxon, lands with his three sons, and beats the Britons in

two battles, iv. 103. He and his son Ciffa take Andredchester,
in Kent, by force, ibid. Begins his kingdom of the South-

Saxons, 104.
Ella, a king in Northumberland, iv. 168.
Elmer, a monk of Malmsbury, fitted wings to his hands and feet,

with which he flew more than a furlong, iv. 252.
Elwold, nephew of Ethelwald, reigns king of the East-angles,

after Aldulf, iv. 160.
Embassador. See Ambassador, also French, Spanish, &c.
Emeric, succeeds Otho in the kingdom of Kent, iv. 111.
Emma, the daughter of Richard, duke of Normandy, married first

to king Ethelred, iv. 210. Afterwards to Canute, 226. Ba-
nished by her son-in-law Harold, she retires to Flanders, and is
entertained by earl Baldwin, 231. Her treasures seized on by
her fon king Edward, 236. She dies, and is buried at Win-

chester, 241. A tradition concerning her questioned, ibid.
Emperors, of Rome, their custom to worship the people, iii. 177.
England, History of, iv. 1.
English nation, their pronunciation of the vowels censured, i. 278.

Its character, 320. The wits of Britain preferred before the
French by Julius Agricola, 321. Had been foremost in the re-
formation, but for the perverseness of the prelates, ibid Have
learnt their vices under kingly government, iii. 174. When they
began to imitate the French in their manners, iv. 239. Their
effeminacy and diffoluteness made them an easy prey to William
the conqueror, 257, 258. Their putting Charles the firit to

death defended, iii. 103, vi. 361.
Englishmen, to be trusted in the election of pastors, as well as in


that of knights and burgesses, i. 48. Their noble achievements

lessened by monks and mechanics, 119.
Enniaunus, an ancient British king, deposed, iv. 22,
Eorpwald, the son of Redwald, king of the East-angles, persuacled

to christianity by Edwin, iv. 131. He is flain in fight by

Richert, a Pagan, ibid.
Epiphanius, his opinion of divorce, ii. 222.
Episcopacy, answers to several objections relating to the inconve-

niences of abolishing it. i. 49, 51. Insufficiency of testimonies
for it from antiquity, and the fathers, 61. Not to be deduced
from the apostolical times, 76. A mere child of ceremony, 9'.
Not recommended to the Corinthians by St. Paul, as a remedy

against fchifm, 100. See Prelacy, and Prelatical Episcopacy.
Erasmus, writes his treatise of divorce, for the benefit of England,

ii. IC9.

Erchenwin, said to be the erector of the kingdom of the East-

Saxons, iv. 105.
Ercombert, fucceeils Eadbald in the kingdom of Kent, iv. 134.

Orders the destroying of idols, ibid. The first establither of

Lent here, ibid. 'Is fucceeded by his fon Ecbert, 140.
Eric, fee Iric.
Ermenred, thought to have had more right to the kingdomn than

Ercombert, iv. 134.
Errou s, of service to the attainment of truth, i. 298.
Escwin, and Kentwin, the nephew and son of Kinegil, said to have

succeeded Kenwalk in the government of the West-Saxons, iv.

140. Efcwin joins battle with Wulfer at Bedanhafde, 141.
Estrildis, beloved by Locrine, iv. 11. With her daughter Sabra

thrown into a river, ibid.
Ethelbald, king of Mercia, after Ina, commands all the provinces

on this fide Humber, iv. 147, He takes the town of Somerton,
149. Fraudulently assaults part of Northumberland in Eadbert's
absence, ibid. His encounter at Beorford with Cuthred the

West-Saxon, 150. In a fight at Secandune is flain, 151.
Ethelbald, and Ethelbert, share the English Saxon kingdom be-

tween them after their father Ethelwolf, iv. 169. Ethelbald
marries Judith his father's widow, 170. Is buried at Sherburn,

Ethelbert, succeeds Emeric in the kingdom of Kent, iv. III. He

is defeated at Wibbandun, by Keaulin and his son Cutha, ibid.
Enlarges his dominions from Kent to Humber, 118. Civilly
receives Austin and his fellow preachers of the gospel, 120. Is
himself baptized, 121. Moved by Austin, he builds St. Peter's
church in Canterbury, and endows it, 122.

He builds and en-
dows St. Paul's church in London, and the cathedral at Ro-

chester, 123. His death, 125.
Ethelbert, Eadbert, and Alric, succeed their father Victred, in the
kingdom of Kent, iv. 146.


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