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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 574

A.D. ] ISO. GENEALOGY OF THE DUKES OF NORMANDY. 563 time at the isle of Gerneswie,11 returned to Normandy. After this, setting out for Jerusalem, he left his son William, then a little child, his heir ; and having fulfilled his vow, in returning to his country, died at the city of Nicasa. At the time of William succeeding to the dukedom of Normandy, Canute, king of the English, departed this life, and was succeeded by Harold Harefoot, his son by his concubine Elgiva. Edward, feeling indignant at this, setting sail with forty ships, landed at Hampton,12 where the English showing resistance, after taking considerable booty, he returned to Normandy. In the meantime, however, his brother Alfred, who, with a large body of troops, had made an attempt upon another part, being received by earl Godwin with an appearance of hospitality, was by stratagem taken by him at night together with his followers ; and being placed in chains and brought before king Harold, together with his companions, was deprived of his eyes, the rest being put to death. Not long after this, Harold Harefoot also died, and Hardicanute, returning from Denmark, succeeded him, being the son , of Emma, the mother of Edward. On this, Hardicanute sent for his elder brother Edward from Normandy, and made him live with him, and on his death,two years after, Edward succeeded him as his heir. The good king Edward reigned I twenty-two years, but having no issue, sent to his kinsman, I William, duke of the Normans, Robert, the archbishop of Canterbury, and made him the heir to his kingdom : after him I he also sent earl Harold, who swore fealty to William at Rouen. But, after the death of Edward, Harold treacherously ι and rebeBiously took possession of the kingdom and reigned nine ι months, and together with his powerful accomplices, sedueers, ani associates, unjustly, iniqui tously, and seditiously deprived the lawful heir of the good king Edward of the crown of the whole of the said kingdom ;1 3 on hearing of whieh, WiBiam ι setting saB with a powerful fleet, landed at Pevensey, and after ί building a fortress there, erected another at Hastings. Harold, meeting him with the English, fought a battle at about the third hour of the day on the second day before the Ides of October, in which Harold" was slain at the first onset ;' the fight, however, having been prolonged untiï nightfall. William being vic\ torious, was, on the foBowing feast of the Nativity of our Lord, 11 12 13 Guernsey. Southampton. Several lines are here given from J Wilkins, which are clearly by inadvertence omitted in the text of Ilovedea.

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