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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.


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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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CHAP. XVIII.—FROM A.D. 942 το A.D, 975. PAO* Anlaf dies—William, duke of Normandy, ie murdered—Death of king Edmund—Edred succeeds to the throne—His courage and death —Edwy succeeds—Dunstan is banished—Edwy is banished, and Edgar made king—Dunstan is recalled—Simony in the Church —The wisdom and power of Edgar—He dies, and is succeeded by Edward 472 CHAP. XIX.—FROM A.D. 976 το A.D. 1016. The death of Edward the Martyr—Ethelred succeeds to the throne— Death of Dunstan—Quarrel between Ethelred, and Richard of Normandy—Tribute is paid to the Danes—Death of Richard—Story of Silvester or Gerebert—Ethelred builds a fleet—Slaughter of the Danes—Sweyn, king of Denmark, subdues England—Ethelred liies to Normandy—Death of Sweyn—Return of Ethelred—He dies, and is succeeded by Edmund Ironside—Edmund's victories— His peace with Canute—His death 487 CHAP. XX.—FROM AD. 1017 το A.D. 1042. Canute becomes sole king of England—Banishes the nobles—Marries Emma, sister of Richard, duke of Normandy—A conference at Oxford establishes the laws of Edward—Character of Canute—His liberality—He subdues Norway—Birth of William of Normandy— He succeeds to his father's dukedom—Death of Canute—Coronation of Harold—Hardicanute is set up in opposition to him by Godwin, and is crowned king—Dies, and is succeeded by Edward the Confessor 517 CHAP. XXI.—FROM A.D. 1043 το A.D. 1066. King Edwin marries earl Godwin's daughter—Godwin and his sons become enemies to Edward—Death of Godwin—Siward defeats Macbeth, and Malcolm is made king of Scotland—Edward sumraons from Hungary his nephew Edward to become bis successor— The story of Lady Godiya—A singular piece of sorcery is detected at Rome—An agreement is made between Harold and William of Normandy—Harold ravages Wales—Saint Oswin—Quarrel between Tosti and Harold—Death of Edward—Harold is crowned king of England—William of Normandy invades England—The Battle of Hastings 533

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