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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 62

Λ.η. 832. SAINT CUTHBERT APPEARS TO ED RED. 51 proceeded to East Anglia, and parcelling out that country, began to take up their abode there. The pagans, who had passed the winter in the island of Blame,82 began to visit France,83 and for one year took their quarters at Ghent. In the year 880, the above-mentioned army of the pagans, having provided themselves with horses, came into the territories of the Franks, on which the Franks engaged them in battle, and came off victorious. The pagans, having now obtained horses, made incursions on every side. In these days, numerous monasteries in that kingdom were demolished and destroyed. In consequence of this, the brethren of the monaster}' of the abbat Saint Benedict, disinterred his remains from the tomb where they had been deposited, and taking them with them, wandered to and fro. In the year 881, the above-mentioned army, having towed their ships up the river Meuse, into the interior of France, wintered there one year. In the same year, king Alfred, engaging in a naval fight with the ships of the pagans, overcame 1 them, and took two, after having slain all that were in them, f After this, he inflicted numerous wounds upon the commanders of two ships, till at last, laying down their arms, with prayers and entreaties they surrendered to him. In the year 882, the army of the pagans so often mentioned, took possession of Cundoth,84 and quartered there one year. The army, which, under the command of Alfdenc, the king of the pagans, had invaded Northumbria, had for some time been without a leader, in consequence, as I have already mentioned, of the slaughter of Alfdene and Inguar by the thanes of king Alfred : but now, having subdued the inhabitants of the country, they took possession of it, and began to take up their abode theie, and to inhabit the districts of Northurnbria that th*y had before laid waste. Upon this, Saint Cuthbert, appearing in a vision to abbat Edred, commanded him to tell the bishop and all the army of the English and the Danes, that, paying the price of his redemption, they must redeem Cuthred, the son of Hardicanute, whom 32 This is the place which the other chroniclers call Fulenhain, now Fulham, near London. 93 Roger of Wendover says that the Danes, who wintered at Fulham, " arrived from the parts of Gaul." • s4 Or ·• Cundaht," now Condé, in France. i. 2

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