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the English History, He lost His new Friends, & pav'd the way for the destruction of His family, & the ruin of the Nation, for on the People's complaining of the intolerable insolence of the Danish Mercenarys, He consented toa general Massacre of them throughout the Kingdom; this happen'd in 1002. in November & on a Saturday, the day the Danes were accustom'd to bathe, & consequently helpless & unarmed; & to compleat this Wicked Act, Edric Duke of Mercia the bossom Friend to the King, & marry'd to His Sister, but a most wicked & abandon'd Villain, who never fail'd to betray the confidence was repos'd in him, to make matters still more desperate with the Danes, took the advantage of the People's fury to put both Swein's Daughter Gunnild, & Her Husband to death, who declar'd in Her last minutes that Her blood would be fatal to the Nation. This prediction was too Soon fulfill'd, for Swein invaded England the following Spring with a formidable