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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 132

A.D. 1055. DEATH OF SIWARD. 121 In the year 1053, the brother of Griffin, king of South Wales, whose name was Bees, on account of the frequent depredations which he had committed, was slain by command of king Edward, at a place called Bulendun,3 and his head was brought to the king at Gloucester, on the vigil of the Epiphany. In the same year, when the second day of the festival of Easter was being celebrated, a dreadful calamity befel earl Godwin at Winchester, while, as usual, he was sitting at table with the king. For, being suddenly attacked by a fatal malady, he sank down on his seat bereft of speech : on seeing which, his sons, Harold, Tosti, and Girth, carried him into the king's chamber, hoping that, after a little while, he would recover from the attack ; but he, being deprived of all strength, departed this life on the fifth day after, being the seventeenth day before the calends oi May, and was buried in the old monastery there. He was succeeded in the dukedom by his son Harold, whose earldom was given to Algar, the son of earl Leofric. In the year 1054, Siward, the valiant earl of Northumbria, by command of king Edward, invaded Scotland, with both an army of horse and a strong fleet, and fought a battle with Machetad, king of the Scots ; and, after many thousands of the Scots, and all the Normans, of whom mention has been made above, Avere slain, put him to flight, and gave the crown to Malcolm, son of the king of the Cumbrians, as king Edward had commanded. But in this battle his own son,4 and many of the English and Danes, were slain. On the death of Godwin, the abbat of Winchelcomb, Aired, bishop of Worcester, on the feast of Saint Kenelm, appointed abbat in his room Godric, the son of Godman, the king's chaplain. After this, the same bishop was dispatched on an embassy, with costly presents, to the emperor ; by whom, and Herman, archbishop of Cologne, he was entertained with great honor, and remained with them a whole year; on the king's behalf, he also suggested to the emperor to send ambassadors to Hungary, and bring back his cousin, the son of king Edmund Ironside, and procure his return to England. In the year 1055, Siward, earl of Northumbria, died at 3 Bullingdon. 4 Osborn.

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