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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 121



hardly any person was able to pay it. In consequence of this, to all who, before his arrival, greatly wished for it, he be-eame exceedingly odious. Added to this, he was extremely exasperated against earl Godwin, and Living, the bishop of Worcester, for the death of his brother Alfred, Alfric, the archbishop of York, and certain others being their accusers. He therefore took away the bishopric of Worcester from Living, and gave it to Alfric ; but in the following year he took it from Alfric, and restored it, with marks of Mndness, to Living, with whom he had become reconciled. But Godwin, to make his peace, presented to the king a galley or ship, of exquisite workmanship, having a gilded beak, provided with the choicest equipments, and fitted out with splendid arms and eight hundred78 picked soldiers. Each one of these had on his arms bracelets of gold, weighing sixteen ounces, a triple coat of mail, a helmet on his head partly gilded, a sword girt to his loins with a gilded hilt, a Danish battle-axe ornamented with gold hanging from the left shoulder, in his left hand a shield, the boss and studs of which were gilded, and in his right a lance, which in the English language is called " Ategar." In addition to this, he made oath before the king, and almost all the nobles and most dignified thanes of England, that it was neither by his advice or concurrence that his brother had been deprived of his sight, but that his lord, king Harold, had ordered him to do what he did do. In the year 1041, Hardicanute, king of the English, sent the servants of his household throughout all the provinces of the kingdom, to coUect the tribute which he had ordered. A sedition arising in consequence, two of them, Feader and Tur-stan by name, were slain by the people of the province of Worcester and the citizens, in the upper room of a tower in the monastery of Worcester, whither they had fled for the purpose of concealment ; this took place on the fourth day before the nones of May, being the second day of the week. In consequence of this, the king, being aroused to anger, for the purpose of avenging their death, despatched thither, Thuri, earl of Mid-Anglia, Leofric, earl of Mercia, Godwin, earl of Wessex, Sirs " Octingesimo " in the text. Eighty, spite of the eight hundred of Roger of WendOver, is much more probable. 110 AJiJTALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEX. A.D. 1041.


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