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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 86



A.D. 975. DEATH OF EDGAR. 75 the English, received the blessing from Saints Dunstan and Oswald, the archbishops, and from the other bishops of the whole of England, as the city of Accamann,83 and was consecrated with very great pomp and glory, and anointed king. In the lapse of a short time after this, sailing round the north of Britain with a large fleet, he came to the city of the Legions,83 where, according to his command, his eight tributary kings met him, namely, Binath, king of the Scots ; Malcolm, king of the Cumbrians ; Maecus, king of numerous islands ; and five others—Dusnal, Sifreth, Huwald, James, and Inchil ;84 and there they swore that they would be faithful to him, and would be ready to assist him both by land and by sea. On a certain day he embarked with them in a vessel, and they taking their places at the oars, he himsetftook the helm, and steered it skilfully according to the course of the river ; and amid aB the multitude of his chieftains and nobles who attended in similar vessels, he sailed from the palace to the monastery of Saint John the Baptist, where prayers having been offered up, he returned in the same state to the palace ; on entering which, he is reported to have said to his nobles, that now at last each of his successors would be able to boast that he was king of the English, after he had enjoyed the display of such honors, so many kings paying obedience to him. In this year Saint Oswald received the paB from Stephen, the hundred and thirty-fourth pope. In the year 974, there was a great earthquake throughout the whole of England. In the year 975, king Edgar the Peaceful, the monarch of the EngBsh land, the flower and grace of the kings his predecessors, departed this Hfe ; not less worthy of remembrance among the EngHsh than Bomulus among the Romans, Cyrus among the Persians, Alexander among the Macedonians, Arsaces among the Parthians, Charles the Great among the French, Arthur among the Britons. After having accompBshed aB things in a royal manner, he departed this life in the thirty- 85 Bath : which by the Saxons was called Akcmancester. 83 Chester. 84 These five subreguli, with their territories, are thus mentioned by Roger of Wendover—" Dusnal, king of Demetia (South Wales) ; Siferth and Huwall, kings of Wales ; James, king of Galwallia ; and Inkil, king of Westmoreland."


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