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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 573



562 ANNALS OF BOGER DE HOTEDEN. A.D. USO, heard, had you been present, different whispers muttered aside in the ear, and the clamours and murmurs of a tumultuous populace. It was to the king's praise, however, that he would not do away with customs that were just and wisely framed,'; but he only required in the king's market, on the sale of their wares, that there should be witnesses and some knowledge of the parties selling." The Genealogy of the Dukes of Normandy. Eolio, the first duke of Normandy, who at his baptism was also named Robert, reigned thirty years ; his son AVihiam, twentyfive, Richard the Elder, fifty-three, Richard the Second, thirty, Richard the Third, one year, Robert, his brother, eight years ; AVilliam the Bastard reigned as duke thirty years, and after he was king of the English, twenty years. Now Richard the Elder had a daughter named Emma, who was married to Adelred,9 king of the English, and by whom that king became the father of Edward and Alfred. In the time of Richard the Second, king Adelred caused the Danes throughout England to be slain, in consequence of which Sweyn, king of the Danes, invaded England and subdued it ; on which, Adelred, with his wife and sons, fled to Normandy, to the court of Richard the Second, the brother of his wife, and duke of Normandy. Shortly after this, Sweyn died, and was carried to Denmark to be buried there. In the mean time, Adelred, with his wife, returned to his kingdom, leaving his sons in the charge of their uncle. After Sweyn was buried, his son Canute, with a great fleet, bringing with him Laehiman, the king of the Swedes, and Olaf, the king of the Norwegians, who was afterwards baptized at Rouen, entered the Thames, and besieged king Adelred in London ; who, while thus besieged, was suddenly attacked by a malady, and died. Canute, on gaining possession of the kingdom, took the before-named queen Emma to wife, and by her became the father of Hardicanute, who was afterwards king of the Danes, and of a daughter named Gunhilda, who became the wife of Henry, emperor of the Romans. In the meantime, on the decease of Richard the Second, his son Richard succeeded him for a single year ; after whose death his son10 Robert succeeded him. He, being wishful'to replace Edward on the throne of the English, gave him a fleet, but being forced to return in consequence of contrary winds, after having been detained a long 9 10 Called before Egelred. The son of Richard the Second.


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