Nay, you have more, for you are the formal choice of the witan.
But it was absolutely necessary to prove them before the witan 293.
Ecgfrith and his witan had banished Wilfrith, Archbishop of York, from his see.
He, too, first took refuge in the Weald when deposed by his witan.
So there the matter ended, and that was the last sitting of the witan.
Then they too yielded, and the witan of all England took Swegen as their king.
The members of the witan remained in attendance near the palace, hoping for some guidance from the dying king.
That she had come upon them so far from The witan was evidence of this.
He also had crown lands, which belonged to his office and could not be alienated without consent of the witan.
But she had come here expressly to avoid going back to The witan.