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excerpt from the book...Having ended our former booke with the end of the Romane power ouerthis Iland, wherein the state of the Iland vnder them is at fulldescribed; it remaineth now that we procéed to declare, in what statethey were after the Romans had refused to gouerne them anie longer.Wherefore we will addresse our selues to saie somewhat touching thesuccession of the British kings, as their histories make mention.[Sidenote: CONSTANTINUS. _Gal. Mon._ _Matt. Westm._]Constantinus the brother of Aldroenus king of little Britaine, atthe sute and earnest request of the archbishop of London, made in nameof all the Britains in the Ile of great Britaine, was sent into thesame Ile by his said brother Aldroenus vpon couenants ratified inmanner as before is recited, and brought with him a conuenient power,landing with the same at Totnesse in Deuonshire. Immediatlie after his[Sidenote: _Caxton_ saith 12000. but _Gal._ and others saybut 2000.]
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