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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 104

A.D. 1014. SWEYN'S EXACTIONS. 93 But Egelred, king of the EngBsh, with the citizens and the aid of the Danish earl, TurkUl, so often mentioned, who was with him at the time, manfuBy defended the walls of the city, and held out against him. Being repulsed, he repaired first to WaBingford, then to Bath, ravaging and laying waste everything in his progress, according to his usual practice, and there he sat down with his forces to refresh them. Then came to him Athelmar, the earl of Devon, and with him the thanes of the west, and having made peace with him, gave him hostages. AU these things being thus accompUshed to his wish, on returning to his fleet, he was by all the -people styled and considered king, although he acted in most respects in a tyrannical manner. The citizens of London, also, sent hostages to him, and made peace with him; for they were afraid that his fury would be so inflamed against them, that, taking away aU their possessions, he would either order their eyes to be put out, or their hands or feet to be cut off. "When king Egelred saw this, he sent queen Emma by sea to Normandy, to her brother Richard, the second duke of Normandy, and her sons Edward and Elfred, together with their tutor, Elphune, bishop of London, and ERsy, abbat of Hedeshampstead.39 But he him-seR remained for some time with the Danish40 fleet, whieh lay in the Thames at a place caUed Grenwic ;4' and afterwards proceeding to the Isle of "Wight, there celebrated the Nativity of our Lord ; after which, he passed over to Normandy, and was honorably entertained by duke Richard. In the mean time, the tyrant Sweyn ordered provisions to be prepared in abundance for his fleet, and an amount of tribute to be paid that could hardly be endured. In like manner, in aU respects, earl TurkiU ordered payment to be made to the fleet which lay at Grenwic. In addition to aU this, each of tlfem, as often as they thought proper, coBected spoU, and did much mischief. In the year 1014, the tyrant Sweyn, after innumerable and cruel misdeeds, which he had been guBty of either in England or in other countries, to complete his own damnation, dared to exact a heavy tribute from the town where Ues interred the I uncorrupted body of the royal martyr, Edmund ; a thing that no one had dared to do before, from the time when tbat town48 a9 Peterborough. 40 Qy. English ? 41 Greenwich. 42 Bury St. Edmunds.

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