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FABIUS ETHELWERD THE CHRONICLE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD TO A.D. 975

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FABIUS ETHELWERD
THE CHRONICLE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD TO A.D. 975
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io. 473-530.] WARS AGAINST BRITAIN. 7 from Theseus, and the iEgaean sea from JEgeus who wai drowned in it. A. 473. After eight years were completed, Hengist with his son JEsc, a second time make war against the Britons, and having slaughtered their army, remain victors on the field of battle, and carry off immense spoils. AL. 477. In the fourth year 2EU& landed in Britain from Germany with his three sons, at a place called Cymenes-Ora, and defeated the Britons at Aldredes-leage.* A. 485. After eight years, the same people fight against the Britons, near a place called Mearcraedsburn. A. 488. After this, at an interval of three years, iEsc, son of Hengist, began to reign in Kent. A. 492. After three years, JElla and Assa besieged a town called Andreds-cester, and slew all its inhabitants, both small and great, leaving not a single soul alive. A. 495. After the lapse of three more years, Cerdic and his son Cynric sailed to Britain with five ships, to a port called Cerdic's-ore, and on the same day fought a battle against the Britons, in which they werefinally victorious. A. 500. Six years after their arrival, they sailed round the western part of Britain, which is now called Wessex. A. 501. Also after a year Fort landed in Britain with hie son Bieda. A. 508. Seven years after his arrival, Cerdic with his son Cynric slay Natan-Leod, king of the Britons, and five thousand men with him. A. 514. Six years after, Stuf and Whitgar landed in Britain at Cerdic's-ore, and suddenly make war on the Britons, whom they put toflight, and themselves remain masters of the field. Thus was completed thefifty-sixth f year since Hengist and Horsa first landed in Britain. A. 519. Five years after, Cerdic and Cynric fought a battle against the Britons at Cerdic's-ford, J on the river Avene, and that same year nominally began to reign. A. 527. Eight years after, they renew the war against the Britons. A. 530. After three years, they took the Me of Wight, * Perhaps an error for Andredes-leage, formerly Anderida, in Sussex, t This number should be sixty-six. i Charford, near Fordingbridge, Hants.


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