This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 Excerpt: ...a house for Christian worship. Many churches, however, were offshoots from the monasteries, and built on their own outlying lands, or set among the newly gathered children of the church. So King Ethelbert of Kent built the first church of St. Paul's in London, and gave a piece of land to a chapter of clergy at Rochester; and King Edwin of Northumberland built a church of timber, and afterwards one of stone, at York. Winchester became the capital of the kingdom of Wessex, and was made a Bishop's See by Cenwalh, who finished a church that was begun bv Cynegils, and more than one of the Saxon-English kings gave ten hides of land (a wonted quantity) for a monastery; but at another time a bishop bought land of a king. The abbey of Shaftesbury was founded by King Alfred, but that of Cerne by St. Augustine, and that of Abbotsbury by Ore, a thane of King Canute. King Ethelbert of Kent, as Bede writes, allowed St. Augustine and his followers to build or repair churches in all places; and the churches which they would find too shattered for use must have been churches built by the Britons or Romans before the coming of the SaxonEnglish. The mind, or ground on which a king, eorl, or ceorl might build and endow a church is shown (659) by Ethelwald of Deiri, who gave Bishop Cedd some land to build a monastery, to which the king himself might go to offer his prayers and hear the Word, and be buried in it when he should die; and Bishop Aidan (651) of Northumberland had a church of his own and a few fields about it, but he found a church and a chamber at the king's farm-house, where he sometimes stayed for a while. Bishop Paulinus (628) built a stone church at Lincoln; and from the mother church of Lindisfarne, or Holy G Island, under Aidan, other churches sprang up betwee...
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