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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.
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A.D. 913. VALOUR OF EGELFLEDA. 61 leaders to renew the treaty of peace with king Edward, which they had broken. In the year 907, in the province of Stafford, at a place which is called Teotenhale,26 a memorable battle took place between the English and the Danes ; but the English gained the day. In the year 908, Ethered, the king's earl of the Mercians, a man of great virtue, departed this life ; and after his death, his wife Egelfleda, the daughter of king Alfred, for a long time most ably governed the kingdom of the Mereians, exeept the cities of London and Oxford, of which her brother, king Edward, retained the government. In the year 909, Egelfleda, the lady of the Mereians, on the second day before the nones of May, came with an army to the place which is called Sceargate,57 and there erected a fortified castle, and after that, another on the western bank of the river Severn, at the place which is called Brige.28 In the year 910, at the beginning of summer, Egelfleda, the lady of the Mereians, proceeded with the Mercians to Tamu-irting,29 and rebuilt that city. In this year king Kiel was slain by his brother Sithric. In the year 911, Werfred, bishop of the "Wiceii, departed this life at "Worcester ; he was a man of great sanctity and learning, and, as I have previously mentioned, at the request of king Alfred, translated the Dialogues of Saint Gregory the pope into the Saxon tongue ; he was succeeded by Ethelhun. Egelfleda, the lady of the Mereians, founded the city which is called Eadesbirig,30 and at the close of autumn another, which is called "Warewic.31 In the year 912, the most invincible king Edward went to Bedford, before the feast of Saint Martin, and received the submission of its inhabitants, and having remained there thirty days, ordered a city to be founded on the south side of the river Lea.32 In the year 913, Egelfleda, the lady of the Mercians, sent an army into the territory of the Britons,33 to besiege the castle 28 TotenhalL « Roger of Wendover calls it " Strengate." • 28 Bridgnorth, in Shropshire. 30 Eddesbury. 32 This is probably the river meant ; though in the original the river is called " Ose," being evidently a misprint for Ouse. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle here mentions Hertford, on the south side of the Lea, as being founded by Edward. 23 Tamworth, in Staffordshire. 31 Warwick. 33 The Welsh.


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