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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.
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which they had brought with them from France. In this year also a fleet was sent by king Alfred for the defence of the places around East Anglia. When they had come to the mouth of the river Stour,9* they found there sixteen ships of the pirates, which they took, slaying all on board of them. Those of the Danes, however, who were able to escape, collected their ships in various bodies in every quarter, and then engaging with the English in a naval battle, while, with inert supine-ness, they were asleep, a multitude of them unarmed were slain, and the Danes came off victorious. At this period, Carloman, king of the Western Franks, that is to say, of the Alemanni, was killed in hunting, having been attacked by a wild boar when unattended, which mangled him with its tusk. His brother Louis had died the year before, who was also king of the Franks ; for they were both sons of Louis, the king of the Franks, who had died in the year above-mentioned in which10 the eclipse of the sun took plaee. Ho also was the son of Charles, king of the Franks, whose daughter, Jutthitta,11 Ethelwulph, king of the West-Saxons, had taken for his queen. In this year a great army of the pagans came in ships from Germany into the country of the ancient Saxons. The Saxons and the Frisians having united their forces against them, fought with them twice in one year, and were victorious. In the same year also, Charles, king of the Alemanni, with the voluntary consent of all, received the kingdom of the West Franks and all the territories which lie between the Tyrrhenian sea and the inlet of the ocean which divides the ancient Saxons and the Gauls. This Charles was the son of king Louis, who was brother of Charles, king of the Franks, and father of the above-named Judith ; these two brothers were sons of Louis, the son of Charles the Great, that ancient and most wise sovereign, who was the son of king Pepin. In the year 885, the above-mentioned army, whieh had first entered the kingdom of the East Franks, again returned to the West Franks, and sailed up the river Seine to Paris ; but after having besieged the city for a year, the inhabitants making a stout defence, they were unable to effect an entrance within the walls. »* The river which divides Essex from Suffolk. A.D. 880. 11 Judith. 56 ANNALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 88).

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