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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 189

the fourth time, in the reign of king William the Younger, when William was bishop of Durham, on which occasion, with an innumerable army, he came as far as Chester,96 with the full intention of proceeding further ; but a small body of troops uniting against him, he returned with all speed from very fear. The fifth time, having collected all the troops he possibly could, he invaded Northumbria, with the intention of reducing it to utter desolation, but was slain near the river Alno,97 by Morell,99 a most valiant knight, together with his eldest son, Edward, whom he had appointed his successor in the kingdom. A portion of his army died by the sword of the enemy, and those who escaped the sword were drowned in the inundations of the rivers, which were at that time unusu-ally swollen by the winter rains. The body of this king and most blood-thirsty butcher, there being none of his own people to cover it with earth, two of the country-people placed in a cart, and buried it at Tynemouth ; and thus it came to pass that in the very place where he had deprived multitudes of life, liberty, and possessions, by the judgment of God, he himself lost his life and possessions. On hearing of his death, Margaret, queen of the Scots, was affeeted with such violent grief, that she suddenly fell ex-tremely ill ; immediately upon which, sending for the priests, she entered a church, and having confessed to them her sins, caused herself to be anointed with oil, and to be provided with the heavenly viaticum, entreating the Lord with most urgent and repeated prayers, that he would not allow her any longer to re-main in this world of misery. Her prayers were heard, for on the third day after the king's death, she was released from the bonds of the flesh, and, as we have reason to believe, passed to the joys of everlasting salvation. Por, during her life, she shewed herself a most devoted follower of piety, justice, peace, and charity ; assiduous in her prayers, she mortified her body by watching and fasting, enriched churches and monasteries, and loved and honored the servants and handmaids of God ; she broke bread to the hungry, clothed the naked, gave lodging, 96 Chester-le-street, in Durham. " In the vicinity of Alnwick, in Northumberland. ,è V. r. Merkell. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle says that he was steward to earl Robert. 178 ANNALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1093.

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