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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 127



to Rome, for the purpose of distribution. Edsy, archbishop of Canterbury, departed this life, and was succeeded by Robert, bishop of London, a Norman by birth. Herman, bishop of Wiltshire,93 and Aldred, bishop of Worcester, set out for Rome. In the year 1051, Alfrie, who was also called Putta, archbishop of York, died at Southwell, and was buried at Medes-hamburgstede,94 being succeeded by Kinsy, the king's chaplain. In this year, king Edward freed the English from the heavy tax, in the thirty-eighth year after his father, king Egelred, had first ordered it to be paid for the Danish soldiers. After these things, in the month of September, Eustace the Elder, earl of Boulogne, who had married the sister of king Edward, Goda by name, arrived at Canterbury with a few ships. Here95 his soldiers, while stupidly and awkwardly in quest of lodgings for themselves, killed one of the citizens ; on which, a fellow-citizen of his, being witness of this, avenged him, by slaying one of the soldiers. On this, the earl and his men, being greatly enraged, slaughtered a great number of men and women with their arms, and trod down children and infants under their horses' hoofs. But when they saw the citizens running together to resist them, disgracefully taking to flight, they escaped with difficulty, after seven of their companions had been slain, and fled to king Edward, who was then at G]avorne.0,! Earl Godwin being indignant at such things taking place in his earldom, and greatly inflamed with anger, in his own earldom, that \a to say, in Kent, Sussex, and Wessex, and his eldest son Sweyn in his, namely Oxford, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somersetshire, and Berkshire, and his other son Harold in his, namely, the provinces of Essex, East Anglia, Huntingdon, and Grantebrigge,97 collected an innumerable army; which however did not escape king Edward. ' Consequently, sending messengers in all haste to Leofric, earl of the Mercians, and Siward, earl of Northumbria, he begged them to make haste and come to him with all they could assemble, as he was placed in great jeopardy. 93 Of Ramesbury. 94 Peterborough. 95 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and Matthew of Westminster represent this as taking place at Dover, after the return of Eustace from Canterbury, where he had stopped to refresh himself. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle places the event in 1048. 95 Gloucester. 97 Cambridge. 116 ANNALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1051.


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