Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden Monachi Cestrensis; Together with the English Translations of John Trevisa and of an Unknown Writer of the Fifteenth Century Volume 7
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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... ryver of 7 Tyne, fanne Tostius cam to hym with his strengfe, as fey were accorded to forehonde. Kyng Harald was i-warned ferof, and ordeyned f ider greet strengfe, but or he were i-come fe tweie breferen eorles fat we spcke of rafer, Edwyne and Morkar,5 hadde stalworthliche i-foute,8 and were overcome at fc laste, and fere were delyvered plegges in eifer side an hondred and fifty.9 Here after fe fifte day kyng Harald cam to Stemesfordburgh,10 and had a strong batatailo he was kynge, toke with hym Ix. schippes, and come to Yng-MS. Harl. londe, robbynge the costes off Kente, whiche dredynge Harold 2261. his brofer, fledde to Lindesey, where he brente mony townes, and did sle moche peple, untille that he was expulsede by Edwinus and Morkarus, dukes of fe Marches and off Northumbrelonde; and so he wente to Malcolinus kynge of Scottes, with whom he taryede by alle a somer. Kynge Harolde, dredynge moche the commynge of William duke of Normandy, causede a grete flete of schippes to kepe the see, and scttyngo an hoste of men to kepe the grownde of the costes of tho sowthe nye to the see by alle a somerand herveste; but money and vitells faylenge, men returnede into theire cuntrees. After that Harold Harefagus, broper of seynte Olavus, londed in the water of Tyne with cce. schippes, whom Tostius mette with his schippes, as he promisede afore. Harolde kynge herynge that, made grete haste to?iffe batelle to hym; but the seide ij. brefer german, Edwinus and Morkarus, iffenge soore batelle to theym, were devicte at the laste. But in the vtho day folowynge kynge Harolde afe batelle to feim at Stemesford fortbrugge1 superveniens regem Norreganorum et fratrem suum Tostium, quamvis acerrime esset re. pugnatum, in ore gladii interfecit. Olavum tamen filium regis2...
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