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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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at Bricenamere ;34 having taken the place, they captured the wife of the king of the Britons, with thirty-four men, and brought them prisoners into Mercia. In the year 914, Egelfleda, the lady of the Mercians, on the day before the calends of August, took Derby by storm, and gained possession of that province ; four of her thanes, who were most esteemed by her, were there slain at the city gate, while bravely fighting. In the year 915, Egelfleda, the lady of the Mercians, a woman of remarkable prudence, justice, and virtue, departed this life, on the nineteenth day before the calends of July, in the eighth year after she by herself had governed the kingdom of the Mercians with a vigorous rule, and left her only daughter Elfwinna, whom she had by Ethered, the king's earl, heiress to her kingdom. Her body was conveyed to Gloucester, and honorably buried in the church of Saint Peter. In the year 916, king Edward sent into Northumbria an army of Mercians, to liberate the city of Mamcestre,35 and post there some brave soldiers as a garrison. After this, he entirely deprived his niece Elfwinna of her authority in the kingdom of Mercia, and ordered her to be taken into Wessex. King Sithric also took Devonport by storm. In the year 917, the king of the Scots, with the whole of his nation, Beginald, king of the Danes, with the Danes and English who inhabited Northumbria, and the king of the Strath-Clyde Britons,36 with his people, chose Edward the Elder as their father and liege lord, and made a lasting treaty with him. In the year 918, the Clito Ethelward, brother of king Edward, departed this life, on the seventeenth day before the calends of November, and was buried at Winchester ; Ethelstan, the bishop of the Wiccii,37 also died, and was succeeded by Wilfred. In the year from the incarnation of our Lord 919,38 Edward the Elder, the most invincible king of the English, departed this life, at the royal town which is called Fearndun,39 in the thirty-fourth40 year of his reign, and the fifteenth of the indic- ,l Brecknock. 35 Manchester. 36 This, no doubt, as we learn from other historians, is the meaning of the word " Strecglendwalli." 37 Bishop of Worcester. 38 The other chroniclers say that he died in the year 924. ,9 Faringdon, in Berkshire. 40 This is an error, as it should be twenty-fourth ; though, according to our author's reckoning, it would be in the twentieth. 62 ANNALS OF BOGEE DE HOVEDEN. A D. 919.

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