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Sivu 41 - When they pursue, they inevitably overtake : when they are pursued, their escape is certain. They despise danger: they are inured to shipwreck: they are eager to purchase booty with the peril of their lives. Tempests, which to others are so dreadful, to them are subjects of joy.
Sivu 68 - Egbert ; for formerly they had been unjustly forced from him. And the same year the king of the East Angles and the people sought the alliance and protection of King Egbert for dread of the Mercians ; and the same year the East Angles slew Beornwulf, king of Mercia.
Sivu 177 - How he came to know this he neither explained at the time, nor did any of his hearers ask : nevertheless, out of respect to his piety, not a doubt of the truth of his words remained on the minds of any present.
Sivu 118 - England, if any one before that had said that it should be so, for Godwin had been erewhile to that degree exalted, as if he ruled the king and all England ; and his sons were earls and the king's darlings, and his daughter wedded and united to the king.
Sivu 46 - Bede's list comprises Ella of Sussex, Ceawlin of Wessex, Ethelbert of Kent, Redwald of East Anglia, and Edwin, Oswald, and Oswy of Northumbria. The...
Sivu 74 - Harden 5 and they were in two bodies, and they put both to flight, and during a great part of the day were victorious; and there was great slaughter on either hand; but the Danes had possession of the place of carnage: and there bishop Heahmund* was slain, and many good men : and after this battle there came a great army in the summer to Reading.
Sivu 115 - Godwin the earl, and Sigwarth [Siward] the earl, with their followers, to Winchester, unawares upon the lady [Emma]; and they bereaved her of all the treasures which she possessed, they were not to be told, because before that she had been very hard with the king her son; inasmuch as she had done less for him than he would, before he was king, and also since: and they suffered her after that to remain therein.
Sivu 157 - Likewise he decreed by the hares, that they should go free. His rich < men bemoaned it, and the poor men shuddered at it. But he was so stern, that he recked not the hatred of them all; for they must follow withal the king's will, if they would live, or have land, or possessions, or even his peace.