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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.
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A.D. 1072. WILLIAM SETS OUT EOE SCOTLAND. 151 from his court, and for some time remained in open rebellion against him. However, on finding that their attempts were not crowned with success, Edwin determined to go to Malcolm, king of the Scots, but, being treacherously attacked on the road by his own people, was slain. Morcar and Hereward, however, a man of the greatest bravery, with many others, repaired by ship to the Isle of Ely, intending to winter there ; whither Egelwin, bishop of Durham, and Siward, surnamed Barn, returning by sea from Scotland, also came. But, when the king heard of this, with the help of his sailors, he cut them off from all exit on the eastern side of the island, and, on the western side, ordered a bridge to be constructed two miles in length. On seeing that they wore thus enclosed, they ceased making resistance, and all, with the exception of Hereward and a few who made their escape through the fens, surrendered to the king : who shortly afterwards placed bishop Egelwin in confinement at Abingdon, where the same winter he ended his life : but as to Earl Morcar and the rest, he distributed a part of them in vari-ous places of confinement throughout England, and having first deprived them of their hands or their eyes, let go the rest. The king then appointed Walcher, a member of the church of Liege, to the bishopric of Durham, and he was accordingly consecrated at Winchester. He had come to this country on the king's invitation, being a person of Blustrious famiïy, graceful man-ners, and endowed with the recommendations of divine and secular knowledge. Eilaf, one of the king's household ser-vants, very high in office, together with other men of rank, escorted him to York, where earl Cospatric met him by the king's command, and escorted the bishop as far as Durham ; he arrived at the church of his see at the period of Mid-Lent. In the year 1072, after the Assumption of Saint Mary, king William, having in his train Edric, surnamed the Woods-man,48 set out for Scotland with a fleet and an army of horse, for the purpose of subjugating it ; for Malcolm, king of the Scots, had greatly offended him in having, as already mentioned, so dreadfully ravaged his territories the jrear before. But when the king of the English had entered Scotland, king Malcolm met him at a place which is called Abernithie, and did homage to him.48 On his return thence, king William deprived earl Cospatric of his dignity, making it a charge against him that 48 He is also called in history the Outlaw, and the Forester.

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