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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 113

hostages being given on either side, the two kings met at a place which is called Deerhurst ; Edmund pitched his camp with his men on the western bank of the Severn, while Canute encamped with his on the eastern side. Upon this, the two kings were conveyed in boats63 to the island called Olanege,64 which is situate in the middle of the river; where65 peace, friendship, and brotherhood having been established by pledge and by oath, the kingdom was divided. Then, after having exchanged arms and clothes, the tribute being agreed upon which should be paid to the fleet, they separated from each other. The Danes, however, returned to their ships with the spoil which they had collected, and the citizens of London made peace with them, paying a price for it, and allowing them to winter there. After these things, in the fifteenth year of the indiction, about the time of the feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, king Edmund Ironside died at London,66 but was buried at Glastonbury, with his grandfather, king Edgar the Peaceful. After his death, king Canute ordered all the bishops and chieftains, and all the nobles and principal men of the English nation,to be assembled at London. When these had come before him, as though he did not know it, he cunningly asked those who had acted as witnesses between him and king Edmund when they made the treaty of friendship and partition of the kingdom between them, to what effect he and king Edmund had expressed themselves about the brothers and sons of the latter, as to whether it should be allowed the same to reign over the kingdom of Wessex after their father, in case Edmund should die while he was still living : on which they began to say that, beyond a doubt, they were quite certain that king Edmund neither living nor dying had bespoken any portion of the kingdom for his brothers. But, as to his sons, they said that they knew this, that king Edmund wished Canute to be their guardian and protector, until they should be of fit age to reign. 63 " Trabarise," the word used in the text, were hoats like canoes, made out of a single piece of wood. 61 Olney. 65 According to Roger of Wendover and other historians, Edmund Ironside and Canute first engaged there in single combat. M Roger of Wendover says at Oxford, where he was barbarously murdered by the son of Edric Streona. 102 ANNALS OP EOGEE DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1017.

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