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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 548



A.D. 1180. SWEBRE SECRETLY ENTERS DRONTHEIM. who was his kinsman, from the abbey, attempted to restore him to the throne, on which a war ensuing with the sons of Harold, he was slain, and Magnus, who had been a monk, shared the same fate. . After their death, Ingo, Siward, and Augustin, obtained the kingdom. Siward became the father of Haeo, Siward, and Suer, who were all illegitimate, and born of different mothers. Augustin had a son who was also named Augustin, and was of legitimate birth ; while Ingo was the father of Siward and Augustin. They being slain, the before-named Haco slew Ingo, and obtained the throne. The chief men of the kingdom being indignant at this, raised Magnus, the son of Herling and the before-named Christiana, to the throne. Being, however, unable to make head in war against Haco, they retired to Denmark, where in a short time having recruited their forces, they returned to Norway. A battle being fought between them and Haco at Funenburgh, they gained possession of his ships and arms, and put him to flight. in the foBowing summer, Haco was pursued by Magnus, the son of Herling and Christiana, and a naval engagement taking place between them at a spot called Vee, Haco was slain, on which Magnus, the son of Herling and Christiana, gained the throne. In consequence of this, Siward, the brother of Haco, rose in rebelBon against him, and a battle being fought between them, Siward was slain ; on which Magnus was made king ; and was crowned in the fifteenth year of his age and the second of his reign, being the fourth year of the papacy of the pope Alexander the Third, who sent to him master Stephen of Orvieto as legate. Now, while the before-named king Magnus was celebrating the festival of the Nativity of our Lord, at Funenburgh, Augustin, the son of the before-named Augustin, surprised him with a body of horse, and attempted to slay the king whBe among his guests ; but the king, being forewarned thereof, went out against him, and, an engagement taking place, slew him, together with four hundred of his men. Those, however, who escaped from the battle, to the amount of eleven hundred warriors, adhered to the before-named Swerre, the priest, the son of Siward. This Swerre, having levied a large force, on the night after the feast of Saint Botolph, secretly entered the city of Drontheim, where king Magnus, with his father, earl Herling, and


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