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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 108

A.D. 1016. DEATH ΟΓ KING EGELEED. 97 same way that Canute and Edric did on their part, so did he and Ucthred, the earl of Northumbria, lay waste some of the provinces. For first they ravaged Stanbrclshire, and next the provinces of Shrewsbury and Leicester, because they had refused to go out to fight against the army of the Danes. In the meantime, Canute and Edric Streona laid waste, first the provinces of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Somersetshire, and Nottinghamshire, and, afterwards, Northumbria. On hearing this, the Clito Edmund Ironside, pausing in his ravages, hastened to London to his father ; while, on the other hand, earl Ucthred returned home with all speed, and, compelled by necessity, betook himself, with all the Northumbrians, to Canute, and gave him hostages ; yet, for all that, either by his command or with his sanction, he was slain by Turebrand, a noble Dane, together with Turketel, the son of Navena. After his death, Canute appointed Eiric earl in place of Ucthred ; and after that, returning in all haste to the south,60 before the festival of Easter, with the whole of his army retreated to his ships. At this period, in the fourth year of the indiction, on the ninth day before the calends of May, being the second day of the week, Egelred, king of the English, departed this life at London, after having in his life experienced great troubles and many tribulations, which Saint Dunstan had prophesied to him should come upon him for the death of his brother Edward, as I have mentioned under the first year of his reign. His body was becomingly buried in the church of Saint Paul. After his death, the bishops, abbats, and most noble men of England met together and with one consent elected Canute their lord and king, and coming to him at Southampton, repudiated and rejected in his presence all the family of king •Egelred, and made peace with him, and took the oaths of fealty to him ; on which he swore to them that before God and men he would be a faithful master to them. But the citizens of London, and a part of the nobles who were at that time staying there, with unanimous consent elected the Clito Edmund king, who, being thus elevated to the royal throne, fearlessly entered Wessex, and being received by all the people with great congratulations, reduced it very 60 A various reading has here, " Edmund Ironside returning in all haste to the south by another road." VOL. I. H

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