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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 44

A.D. 842. DEATH OF EGBERT. 33 In the twenty-seventh year of his reign, Egbert expelled "Wilaf, king of Mercia, who had succeeded king Ludecen, and possessed himself of the kingdom. As he had now gained possession of all the kingdom on the south side of the Humber, he led an army to Dore34 against the Northumbrians ; on which, submissively offering concord and obedience to the great king, they were peacefully reduced to subjection. In the following year, king Egbert led an army into North Wales, and subjected it by force of arms. In the succeeding year, Wilfred, archbishop of Canterbury, died, and was succeeded by Ceolnoth. In the thirty-eighth34 year of king Egbert, an army of Danes returned to England ; and shortly after, they were vanquished at Danemute,36 and put to flight. Shortly after this, they ravaged Sepey,37 on which king Egbert with his forces fought against them, they having come thither with thirty-five very' large vessels. In the following year he fought against them at Carra,38 and there the Danes gained the victory, and two bishops, Herefred39 and Wilfred,40 with two dukes, Dudda and Osmod, were slain. In the following year, a naval force of the Danes came into West Wales, on which the Welsh united with the Danes and made an attack upon king Egbert. The king, however, enjoying success, gloriously repulsed them, and, valiant as they were, bravely routed them at Hengistendune.41 In the year after this, Egbert, the great king and monarch of Britain, departed this life, after having made his sons heirs to the kingdoms of which he was in possession, appointing Ethelwulph king of Wessex, and Ethelstan king of Kent, Sussex, and Essex. But as we have now come to the mo- Lambarde suggests, that it may possibly be Darton, or Darfield, in Yorkshire. 35 This should be "thirty-fifth." 36 A various reading gives Donemuth. Lambarde thinks that this place stood at the confluence of the rivers Don and Trent, not far from the town of Kingston-upon-Hull. 37 The isle of Sheppey, at the mouth of the Thames. 33 Charmouth. 39 He appears to have been bishop of Winchester. 40 He was bishop of either Sherburne or Selsey. 41 Lambarde says, " I take this to be the same place that is at this day called Henkston Doune, in Cornwall ; for the fall is easy from Hengist-dune to Hengstdune, and so to Hengaton ; and it is most apparent that it was either in Cornwall, or not far off." VOL. I. D

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