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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 156

A.D. 1070. RAVAGES OP MALCOLM. 145 In the year 1070, at the season of Lent, by the advice of William, earl of Hereford, and some others, king William ordered his followers to search the monasteries throughout the whole of England ; and the money which, on account of his severity and extortion, the wealthier English had deposited there, he ordered to be taken from them. Bishop Egelwin, having returned from flight, as already mentioned, now meditated in his mind a perpetual exile. For, seeing the affairs of the English in a state of confusion on every side, and fearing that the sway of a foreign nation, to whose language and manner's he was a stranger, would press with severity upon himself, he determined to resign his bishopric, and to provide for himself, as he best might, in a foreign land. Having, therefore, provided a ship, and put all necessaries on board, he was waiting for a fair wind in the harbour of Wearmouth. At the same time there were some other ships there ; on board of which were the Chto Edgar with his mother Agatha, and his two sisters, Margaret and Christiana, Siward Barn, Marlcswein, and Elfwin, son of Norman, and many besides; who, after the attack on the castles at York, on the return home of the Danes, dreading the vengeance of the king for having aided them, were preparing to fly to Scotland and waiting for a fair passage thither. At this period, a countless multitude of Scots, under the command of king Malcolm, passing through Cumberland, and making their way towards the east, fiercely laid waste the whole of Teesdale39 and its neighbourhood, far and wide. Having come to a place which, in the EngBsh language, is caUed Hundrcdesfelde, and in the Latin " Centum Fontes " (the hundred springs), and having slain there some of the En-gUsh nobles, the king, retaining with him part of his army, sent home the other part, with an infinite amount of spoO, by the road by which they had come. In doing this, his crafty design was, that the wretched inhabitants who/in their fear of the enemy, had for safety concealed themselves and their property in whatever hiding-places they could find, might suppose that the whole of the enemy's forces had departed, and that he might suddenly come upon them after they had, with a feeling of security, returned to their towns and homes ; 39 The vicinity of the river Tees. VOL. I. L

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