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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 118

A.D. 1036. ACCESSION OF HABOLD. 107 Kemeys.73 He died on the fourth day before the calends of September, being the third day of the week, and, as we have reason to believe, departed to the kingdom of heaven ; his body was buried with due honor in the church of Saint Mary, at Worcester. To his see was elected Brithege, abbat of Per-shore, son of the sister of Wulstan, the archbishop of York. In the year 1034, Malcolm,74 the king of the Scots, departed this life, and was succeeded by Machetad. In the year 1035, Canute, king of the English, just before his death appointed his son, Sweyn, king of the Norwegians ; and of the Danes Hardicanute,- his son by queen Emma ; his son Harold, whom he had by ELfgiva of Southampton, he appointed king of England; and shortly after, in the same year, on the second day before the ides of November, being the fourth day of the week, he departed this life at Shaftesbury, but was buried at Winchester, with aB due honors, in tie old monastery there. After his burial, queen Elfgiva,76 who was also caBed Emma, took refuge75 at that place. But Harold, on obtaining the royal dignity, sent his followers with aB haste to Winchester, and took away from her, in a tyrannical manner, the largest and best portion of the treasures which king Canute had left her ; and after having spoiled her, dismissed her, to take her seat there as she had previously done. With the consent, also, of the greater part of the elders of England he began to reign, as being the lawful heir; but yet not with such power as did Canute, because [by some] Hardicanute was looked for as being the more lawful heir. For which reason, shortly afterwards, the kingdom of England was divided by lot, and the northern part feU to Harold, the southern to Hardicanute. Bobert, duke of the Normans, died, and was succeeded by his son, WiBiam the Bastard, at a very "youthful age. In the year 1036, the innocent CHto's Alfred and Edward, the sons of Egelred, the former king of the English, crossed over to England with a few ships from Normandy, where they had remained for a long time with their uncle Richard, and, 73 In Pembrokeshire. 71 The Second. 75 A suspicion is mentioned by some of the chroniclers that this woman palmed off the children of a priest and a cobbler on Canute as his own. She herself was the daughter of earl Elfelm. 76 This was for protection from the violence of Harold.

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