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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 26

A.D. 79G. DEATH OF A1EIC. 15 These having retired, congratulating themselves on their booty and their wicked deeds, I shall recount what misfortunes the succeeding year brought. In the year 794, the pagans above mentioned having laid waste the harbour of king Egfrid, plundered the monastery of Donum.56 But Saint Cuthbert did not permit them to depart without punishment ; for their chief was there slain by the English, and died a cruel death ; and, after the interval of a short time, the violence of a tempest wrecked, destroyed, and foundered their ships, and overwhelmed a vast number in the sea. Upon this, some of them were thrown upon shore, and soon dispatched without mercy ; and this justly befell them, for they grievouslyinjured those who had not injured them. At that time Ethelherd died, who was formerly a duke, but then a priest in the city of York. In the same year the venerable pope Adrian57 departed unto the Lord on the seventh day before the calends of January. He held the See twenty-six years, ten months, and eleven days. He was buried in the church of Saint Peter, the prince of the Apostles, and over his tomb a tablet of marble, fixed against the wall, recounted his good works, in verses written by the command of king Charles58 in letters of gold. In the year 795, the same most valiant king Charles, having laid waste their country, with a strong hand, by his arms subdued the nation of the Huns. Their prince having been put to flight, and their army worsted or cut to pieces, he carried away thence fifteen waggons filled with gold, silver, and precious vestments made entirely of silk, each of which was drawn by four oxen. All these the same king, on account of the victory which had been granted him by the Lord, ordered to be divided among the churches of Christ and the poor, returning thanks together with all those who had fought together with him. In the year 796, being the seventh year of King Ethelred, Alric, who was formerly a duke, but then a priest in the city of York, departed this life; and shortly afterwards, that is 56 This passage is evidently corrupt. The words are " Portum Egfredi regis vastantes, Monasterinm Doni annis prsedarerunt." The corresponding passage in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is, " and plundered Egfert'a monastery at the mouth of the Wear." 67 The First. 53 Charlemagne.

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