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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 120

A.D. 1040· TRIBUTE PAID TO nABDICASTUTE. 109 In the year 1038, Egelnoth, archbishop of Canterbury, departed this life, on the fourth day before the calends of November, on the seventh day after whose death, Egelred, bishop of Sussex," died : for he had asked of God, that he might not live long in this world after the death of his most beloved father Egelnoth. Grimketel succeeded Egelred in the bishopric, and Eadsy, the king's chaplain, succeeded Egelnoth as archbishop. In the same year also, died Brithege, the bishop of Worcester, on the fourteenth day before the calends of January, being the fourth day of the week, and was succeeded by Living. In the year 1039, there was a very severe storm. Brithmar, bishop of Lichfield, died, and was succeeded by Wulsy. Hardicanute, king of the Danes, crossed over to Elanders, and visited his mother Emma. [In the year 1040], Harold, the king of the EngUsh, died at London, and was buried at Westminster ; after his burial, the nobles of almost the whole of England sent ambassadors to Hardicanute at Bruges, where he was staying with his mother, and thinking that they were acting rightly, entreated him to come to England, and receive the sceptre of the kingdom. Having prepared forty ships, and equipped them with Danish soldiers, before midsummer he arrived in England, and was joyfully received by all, and shortly after elevated to the throne of the kingdom. But, during the period of his reign, he did nothing worthy of the royal dignity. Eor as soon as he began to reign, not forgetting the injuries which his predecessor Harold, (who was supposed to he his brother), had done either to him or to his mother, he sent Elfric, archbishop of York, earl Godwin, Stir, master of the household, Edric, his keeper of the purse, Thrond, his executioner, and other men of high rank to London, and ordered them to dig up the body of Harold, and cast it into a swampy plaoe. After it had been thrown up on shore there, he ordered it to be dragged out, and to be cast into the river Thames. But a short time after, it was taken up by a certain fisherman, and carried off in haste by the Danes, and honorably buried by them in the burying ground which they had at London. These things being done, king Hardicanute ordered eight marks to be .paid by the whole of England to each rower, and twelve to each pilot of his fleet, a tribute so heavy, that 71 Bishop of Selsey.

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