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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 122



A.D. 1042. SUCCESSION OF EDWARD. Ill ward, earl of Northumbria, Rome, earl of Maiseveth,™ and the earls of the whole of England, and nearly all his own household servants, with a great army, Alfric then being bishop of "Worcester; these he sent thither, with orders to slay all they could, and, after plundering the city, to set it on fire and lay waste the whole province. A short time after the feast of All Saints, they began to lay waste the city and the province, and ceased not to do so for four days ; however, they took and slew but few of the citizens or provincials, because, their approach being known beforehand, the provincials had taken to flight in various directions ; but a multitude of the citizens had fled for refuge to a certain little island, situate in the middle of the river Severn, which is called Beverege, and, having thrown up fortifications there, stoutly defended themselves against their enemies, until peace was restored and they had free Bberty to return home. On the fifth day, therefore, after the burning of the city, every man returned home laden with considerable spoil, and the king's anger was immediately appeased. Not long after this, Edward, the son of Egelred the former king of the English, came to England from Normandy, where he had been in exUe many years, and being honorably entertained by his brother, king Hardicanute, took up his residence at his court. In the year 1042, Hardicanute, king of the Engiïsh, was present att a banquet, at which Osgod Clapa, a man of high rank, was marrying his daughter Gyta, to Tuvy, a Dane, and a very influential man, at a place which is caUcd Lamtithe j80 while in merry mood, and in perfect health and good spirits, be was enjoying the hilarity of the nuptials by the side of the bride, and standing up, was drinking to certain men, he suddenly fell to the earth with a dreadful shock, and remaining speechless, •expired on the sixth day before the ides of July, being the third day of the week, and being carried to Winchester, was buried near king Canute, his father. Upon this, his. brother Edward, by the especial aid of earl Godwin and Living, the bishop of Worcester, was elevated to the dignity of king, at London; his father was Egebred, whose 75 Radnorshire. 60 Lambeth, in Surrey. Thi* event took place at Clapham, which was fermerly in the parish of Lambeth.


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