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AN

ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

OF

GREAT BRITAIN,

Chiefly of England.

FROM THE FIRST PLANTING OF CHRISTIANITY, TO THE END OF

THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE SECOND;

WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE

AFFAIRS OF RELIGION IN IRELAND.

COLLECTED FROM THE BEST ANCIENT HISTORIANS, COUNCILS, AND RECORDS,

BY

JEREMY COLLIER, M.A.

NEW EDITION,

WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR, THE CONTROVERSIAL TRACTS CONNECTED

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OXFORD:

PRINTED BY D. A. TALBOYS.

CONTENTS

King William not crowned by archbishop Stigand, and why, 1.—The king is

said to have taken an oath to the English at his coronation, 2.-He governs

arbitrarily, 2.-Abbot Egelsin quits the kingdom, and why, 3.-The king bears

hard upon the liberties of the Church, 3.-A great alteration in the English

customs and constitutions, 4.-The dissolution of manners among the English

at the Norman Conquest, 5.-The king carries archbishop Stigand into Nor-

mandy, 6.-The cathedral at York burnt, 6.-Marianus Scotus; his character,

7. The monasteries rifled by the Conqueror, 7.-The tenures of the Church

altered, 7.-Stigand deposed in a synod, 8.-His death, 10.-Lanfranc pre-

ferred to the see of Canterbury, 10.-The solemnity of his consecration, 11.—

A dispute between the see of York and Canterbury, 13.--The archbishop of

York revives his claim at Rome, 15.-The controversy decided in behalf of

Canterbury at Windsor, 16.-King Malcolm does homage to the Conqueror,

18. The death of Egelwin, bishop of Durham, 18.-A synod held at London,

19. The primitive bishops fixed their sees where they thought fit, 21.-None

but bishops and abbots allowed to speak in the synod without leave, 21.—The

legislative authority of synods wholly in the bishops, 22.-A council held at

Winchester, 27.-This synod gives a liberty to married priests denied by the

pope, 29.-An account of the form and proceedings of diocesan synods, 30.-Pa-

trick, bishop of Dublin, consecrated by Lanfranc, 31.-The letter of the clergy

and people of Dublin to that archbishop, 32.-Reverendissime Fili, 33.-

Lanfranc's letter to Gothric, king of Dublin, 33.-Donagh, first bishop of

Dublin, 34.-Lanfranc's letter to Torlogh, king of Dublin, 34.-The bishop of

Durham murdered, 37.-Odo's character from Pictaviensis, 39.-Odo endea-

vours to gain the popedom, 40.-Odo is arrested by the king, and imprisoned

in Normandy, 41.-Huntington's character of king William, 43.--The Con-

queror's justice and favour to the Church, 44.-The civil and ecclesiastical courts

separated, 44.—He orders a restitution of the Church lands seized by his Nor-

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