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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 124



A.D. 1017. DEATH OF MAGXT7S. 113 death of earl Hacun and Harold, with her two sons, Hemming and Turkill, was expelled from England. Proceeding to Flanders, she resided for some time at a place which is called Briegc,63 and then went to Denmark. In the year 1045, Brithwold, bishop of "WBtshire,84 departed this life, and was succeeded by Herman, the king's chaplain, a native of Lorraine. In the same year, Edward, king of the English, assembled a very strong fleet, at the port of Sandwich, against Magnus, king of Norway, who was making preparations to invade England ; but a Avar being waged against himself by Sweyn, king of the Danes, it put an end to the expedition. In the year 1046, on the tenth day before the calends of April, being the Lord's day, Living, bishop of the Wiccii,85 and of Devonshire and CornwaB, died; after whose death the bishopric of Crediton and Cornwall was immediately given to Leofric, a> Briton,86 the king's chanceUor ; and Aldred, who was first a monk of Winchester, and afterwards abbat of Tavistock, received the bishopric of the Wiccii.87 In this year Osgod Clapa was banished from England. Magnus, king of Norway, the son of king Olaf the Saint, having put to flight SwejTi king of the Danes, subdued the country of Denmark. In the year 1047, the snow feU, in the west of England, in such vast quantities, that it even broke down the woods. Aid-win, bishop of Winchester, departed this Bfe, on which Stigand was raised to the see. Sweyn, king of the Danes, sent ambassadors to Edward, king of the EngUsh,88 on which earl Godwin advised the king to send him at least fifty ships, equipped with soldiers ; but because this advice did not seem good to earl Leofric and all the people, he was not willing to send him any. After this, Magnus, king of Norway, attended with a large and powerful fleet, fought a battle with Sweyn, and, after many •thousands had been slain on both sides, expeUed him from Denmark ; after which, he reigned over that country as weU, and compeBed the Danes to pay him a smaB tribute, and not long after, died. SJ Bruges. *' Bishop of Ramesbury ; which see was afterwards removed to Salisbury. 85 Worcester. 88 A native of Wales. 81 The meaning is, that the bishopric of Worcester was divided into two ; that of Crediton being formed from it. 89 The text has here, " Norreganorum," " of the Norwegians," evidently a mistake. VOL. I. I


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