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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 141



own chamber, while a treaty of peace existed between them, as also by reason of the exorbitant tribute which he had unjustly levied from the whole of Northumbria, on the same day, first slew his Danish household servants, Amund and Ravenswearc, whom they stopped in their flight outside of the walls of the city, and, on the following day, two hundred men of his court, on the northern side of the river Humber, and then broke open his treasury, and, carrying off all that was there, took their departure. After this, almost all the people of that earldom, assembling together, met Harold, the duke of Wessex, and the other persons whom, at the request of Tosti, the king had sent to them for the purpose of making peace, at Northampton. First there, and afterwards at Oxford, on the day of the Apostles Saint Simon and Saint Jude, on Harold and many others attempting to reconcile them to earl Tosti, they all with one voice refused, and pronounced him an outlaw, together with all those who had encouraged him to enact unjust laws, and, after the feast of All Saints, with the aid of earl Edwin, expelled Tosti from England ; on which, together with his wife, he forthwith repaired to Baldwin, earl of Flanders, and passed the winter at Saint Omer. By the king's command, Morcar was appointed earl over the people of Northumbria. After these things, king Edward began gradually to sicken, and, on the Nativity of our Lord, held his court at London, as well as he was able, and with great glory caused the church, which he himself had erected from the foundation, in honor of Saint Peter the chief of the Apostles, to be dedicated on the day of the Holy Innocents. In the year from the incarnation of our Lord 1066, king Edward the Peaceful, son of king Egelred, that honor to the English, departed this life at London, in the fourth year of the indiction, on the vigil of the Epiphany of our Lord, being the fifth day of the week, after having held the kingly authority over the Anglo-Saxons twenty-three years, six months, and twenty-seven days ; and, on the following day, he was buried with royal honors, and most bitter was the grief of all then present, and attended with plenteous tears. After his burial, the viceroy Harold, son of earl Godwin, whom, before his decease, the king had appointed his successor, was elevated to the throne by all the chief men of Eng- 130 ANNALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1066.


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