An Index of Dates; Comprehending the Principal Facts in the Chronology and History of the World, from the Earliest to the Present Time. Alphabetically Arranged. Being a Complete Index to the Enlarged Edition of Blair's Volume 2

An Index of Dates; Comprehending the Principal Facts in the Chronology and History of the World, from the Earliest to the Present Time. Alphabetically Arranged. Being a Complete Index to the Enlarged Edition of Blair's Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...defeats them near the isle of Wight, and puts a final stop to their incursions, 897. Ethelwold, son of Ethelbald, retires among them in Northumberland, 901--they attempt to land at Holm, in Kent, and are repulsed, 902--Ethelwold conducts a Danish fleet to Essex, 904--defeated and slain, 905--peace is concluded at Itchingford, with the Danes of East Anglia and Northumberland, 906--the Northumbrian Danes break the peace, and are defeated at Tettenhall, 910--sustain a great defeat at Wodnesfeld, 911--the Danes of the Five a Danes--continued. burghs break the peace, and invade Mercia; Ethelfled repels them, and takes Derby, 917. See Noemans. Bedford taken from them, 919--they endeavour to destroy Edward's new fortifications at Towcester, and are repulsed, 921--those of Northumberland submit to him, 924--league with the Scotch and Irish, 937. See Anlap.--Edmund is defeated by them at Tamworth, afterwards conquers Anlaf, the son of Sihtrie, and takes the Fiveburghs, 943--reduces Northumberland to complete subjection, 944. The northern pirates renew their depredations, 979--ravage Chester, Southampton, and Thanet, 980--attack Padstow, and lay waste the coasts of Devonshire and Wales, 981--ravage the isle of Portland, and burn London, 982--plunder Watchet, in Somersetshire, 988--ravage Ipswich and Maldon, 991. See Danroild.--Are defeated at sea by Ethelred, 992--take Bamborough and ravage Lindsey, 993--under their king, Swein, attack London; are beaten back by the citizens, and conclude a treaty of peace, 994--burn the abbey of Tavistock, 997--invade Dorsetshire, 998--overrun and plunder Kent, 999--gain a victory at Alton, 1001. Ethelced makes a truce, and pays them tribute, after which he orders a general massacre on St. Brice's day, Nov. 13, ...show more

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