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Page 153 - Edward hither with his messengers, and ordered them to greet all his people ; and said that he would be to them a loving lord, and amend all those things which they all abhorred...
Page 181 - Morkar for their earl. And the king granted it, and sent Harold again to them at Northampton, on the eve of St. Simon's and St. Jude's mass [27th Oct.] ; and he made known the same to them, and delivered a pledge thereof unto them : and he there renewed Cnut's law.
Page 222 - After this the king had a great council, and very deep speech with his " witan " about this land, how it was peopled, or by what men ; then he sent his men over all England, into every shire, and caused to be ascertained how many hundred hides were in the shire, or what land the king himself had, and cattle within the land, or what dues he ought to have, in twelve months, from the shire.
Page 186 - And there came to meet him archbishop Ealdred, and Eadgar child, and earl Eadwine, and earl Morkere, and all the best men of London, and then from necessity submitted when the greatest harm had been done ; and it was very imprudent that it was not done earlier, as God would not better it for our sins...
Page 222 - So very narrowly he caused it to be " traced out, that there was not a single hide, nor one virgate of land, nor even, " it is shame to tell. though it seemed to him no shame to do, an ox, nor a cow, " nor a swine was left, that was not set down.
Page 149 - ... must pay tribute to the army. Then the king sent to the army, and directed it to be made known to them, that he would that there should be a truce between them, and that tribute should be paid, and food given them. And then all that they accepted : and then were they victualled from throughout the English nation.
Page 62 - Sanctorum, where the author of the article on St. Frideswide has filled whole columns with a recapitulation of the myths, to the little guidebook which is thrown away when done with. The Oxford University Calendar, too, in its account of University, still has ' The College of the Great Hall of the University is said to have been founded in the year 872 by Alfred the Great 1 ,
Page 5 - At length, in the twentieth year of his reign, he was surrounded by a large pack of very savage wolves, and being torn and devoured by them, ended his existence in a horrible manner. Nothing good is related of him except that he begot an honest son and heir by name Ebrancus, and built one noble city which he called from his own name Caer-Memre, but which afterwards, in course of time, was called Bellisitum, then Caerbossa, at length...