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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 54

Α.ο. 860. DANES WINTER IN EAST A Ν GLI A. 43 year to 'be taken to Rome three hundred mancuses of money ; a hundred in honor of Saint Peter, for the purchase of oil; •with which all the lamps of that church might be filled at the vigils of Easter, and likewise at cock-crow ; a hundred also, in honor of Saint Paul, for the same purpose ; and a hundred mancuses for the Catholic Pontiff, the successor of the Apostles. He being dead, and buried at Winchester, his son Ethelbald, during two years and a half after the reign of his father, governed the West Saxons, and with disgraceful wickedness took to wife, Judith, the daughter of king Charles, whom his father had married. At the same period, the most holy Edmund, who sprang from the race of the ancient Saxons, ascended the throne of East Anglia. In the year 860, king Ethelbald departed this life, and was buried at Sherburne, and his brother Ethelbert succeeding him, held Kent, Surrey,63 and Sussex as his kingdom ; in his days a great army of the pagans came up from the sea, and having hostilely attacked the city of Winchester, destroyed it. As they were returning towards the sea, laden with great booty, Osric, earl of Hampshire, with his men, and earl Ethelwulph, with the men of Berkshire, stoutly confronted them, and, an engagement taking place, the pagans fell on every side, the rest being dispersed in flight. Ethelbert, also, having governed his kingdom peacefully, and with the love of all, for five years, died amid the great regrets of his people, and was buried at Sherburne, near his brother, in the year 863. In this year also, Saint Swithin, bishop of Winchester, departed unto the Lord. In the year 864, the pagans wintered in the isle of Tened, and made a firm treaty with the men of Kent, who agreed to give éhem money for observing their compact. In the meantime, however, just like foxes, the pagans secretly sallied forth from their camp by night, and, breaking their covenant, in hopes of greater gain, ravaged all the eastern coast of Kent. In the year 866, Ethelred, brother of king Etholbert, undertook the government of the kingdom of the West Saxons. In the same year, a great fleet of the pagans came from Danubia to Britain, and wintered in East Anglia, where that force in a great measure provided itself with horses. 63 The reading clearly ought to be " Suthrigiam," but the text has it " supreniam."

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