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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.
Book 2, Chapter 3, 827 AD to 857 AD – Egbert – Continued
One act deserves special and honourable mention. He observed that the public penitents and exiles were bound with iron, and he procured an ordinance from the pope that no Englishman should be put in bonds while doing penance. On his way back through France, Ethelwulf, though advanced in years, solicited and I obtained in marriage Judith, the young daughter of Charles the Bald, an act which, combined with his long absence from the kingdom, and his manifest preference for his youngest son, Alfred, gave great displeasure to the nobles, and a rebel lion was the consequence, at the head of which was Read More >>>
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