The Church Historians of England: pt. 1. The Anglo-Saxon chronicle. The chronicle of Florence of Worcester
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Page 169 - withdrawn from wrath, and called to the mercy of Christ. How is the king of that province called? " They told him his name was M\\a. : and he, alluding to the nam-e, said, "Hallelujah, the praise of God the Creator must be sung in those parts.
Page 40 - And the same year King Athelstan and Elchere the ealdorman fought on shipboard, and slew a great number of the enemy at Sandwich in Kent, and took nine ships, and put the others to flight ; and the heathen men, for the first time, remained over winter in Thanet.
Page 130 - Alas ! that any man should be so prond, so raise himself up, and account himself above all men ! May the Almighty God show mercy to his soul, and grant him forgiveness of his sins...
Page 130 - Among other things is not to be forgotten the good peace that he made in this land, so that a man who had any confidence in himself might go over his realm, with his bosom full of gold, unhurt.
Page 161 - ... could. If two or three men came riding to a town, all the township fled before them, and thought that they were robbers. The bishops, and clergy were ever cursing them, but this to them was nothing, for they were all accursed, and forsworn, and reprobate. The earth bare no corn, you might as well have tilled the sea, for the land was all ruined by such deeds...
Page 41 - Ealhere, with the men of Kent, and Huda, with the men of Surrey, fought in Thanet, against the heathen army ; and at first they were victorious ; and many there were slain, and drowned on either hand, and both the ealdormen were killed.
Page 63 - Ealdalf of Bamborough, and they confirmed the peace by pledge and by oaths at the place which is called Earnot, on the fourth of the Ides of July; and they renounced all idolatry, and after that submitted to him in peace.
Page 48 - And Marinus the pope then sent 'lignum Domini' (of Christ's cross) to king Alfred. And in the same year Sighelm and ^Ethelstin conveyed to Rome the alms which the king had vowed (to send) thither, and also to India to St Thomas, and to St Bartholomew...
Page 161 - ... the land tilled. Then was corn dear, and flesh, and cheese, and butter: for there was none in the land. Wretched men died of hunger ; some went seeking alms who at one while were rich men ; some fled out of the land.