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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...powerful Anglo-Saxons, and in the same year he caused Eadwig the aetheling to be murdered." Eadric of Mercia also, ' C. xxv. sq. With this perhaps is connected the account of thirty pirate ships said to have been overcome by Cnut on the coast of England. Ditmar, lib. viii. 2 Fl. W. Encom. Emmse, p. 20 sq. Rad. Glaber, ap. Bouquet, x. 14. 3 Fl. W. a. 1017, "Verum sequenti tempore cum rege pacificatus est Eadwius: Eadwiua vero clito, deceptus illorum insidiis quos eoteuus amicissimos habuit, jussu et petitioue regis Canuti, codem anno iunocenter occiditur." Malmesbury, however (ii. 10). speaks of his having died of sorrow: " Frater ejus ex matte Edwius, non aspernaudse probitatis adolescens, per proiitorem Edricum who had so greatly facilitated his attainment of the throne of England, but was an object of hatred both to the Danes and Saxons, met with the fate he so richly merited. During the Christmas festival an altercation arose between Cnut and Eadric, when the latter, with the view apparently of obtaining some further rewards, exclaimed, " It was for you that I deserted Eadmund, and from fidelity to you I afterwards destroyed him." "Then you deserve death," answered the irritated monarch, "for treason against God and against me; for having slain your rightful sovereign and my sworn brother." Hereupon be summoned to his presence the jarl Eric, who was at hand, and who, on a word from his master, raised his battle-axe and felled the traitor to the earth. His body being cast over the city wall was there left unburied.' At the same time, on mere suspicion, he caused to be slain Northman, the son of Leofwine the ealdorman, one of the chief of Eadric's adherents: ...show more

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