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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 549



538 ANNALS 0Γ BOGER DE HOVEDEN* A. D. 1180. others of his friends were staying, and surprised them, and slew a great number. On this oeeasion there fell earl Herling, the king's father, John de Randeburgh, who was married to the king's sister, and Siward, the son of Nicholas, with many others : the king, however, leaving the city, with some few of his followers, made his escape. But in the following year, king Magnus, levying a considerable army, attacked the beforenamed Swerre near the eity of Drontheim, and, at the first onset, slew many of his foes : but at length, by the secret dispensation of God, after many of the best men of his household had been slain, he took to flight, together with a few of his followers, and effected his escape. On this, the priest Swerre pursued him as far as Bergen, on which the king, flying thence, left him in possession of that city; and Augustin, the archbishop of Drontheim, being unwilling to make any submission to the priest Swerre, left his archbishopric, and coming to England, exeommunieated Swerre. It deserves to be recorded, that this king Magnus was the first king of Norway that was crowned. In the same year, Henry, king of England, the father, appointed Ranulph de Glanville chief justiciary of all England : by whose wisdom were enacted the laws underwritten, which we call the " Auglican Laws." Of the Laws and Statutes of England, after the Conquest by William the Elder. 6 0 " Here are set forth the enactments made by WiUiam, king of the English, and his principal men, after the Conquest of England. In the first place, before every thing, he desired that one God should be worshipped throughout his kingdom, that the one faith of Christ should always be kept inviolate, and that peace, security and good will should be preserved between the English and the Normans. ' We do also enact, that every free man shall on his word and oath affirm, that, whether in England or out of it, he is willing to be faithful to his lord, king William, to preserve his terri tories and honors to him with all due fidelity, and to defend the same against his enemies. We do will also, that all men whom we have brought 6 0 The numerous defects in the text of Hoveden have here been corrected by a reference to the more full copy of these laws in Wilkins's " Leges Anglo-Saxonica;." London, 1721, p. 228; et seç.


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