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of near half the Kingdom, or end the dispute by Single Combat; the Battle of Hastings ensu'd, wherein Harold after showing the greatest intripidity lost both His life & Crown. William march'd directly towards London, where the Citizens were for settling the Crown on Edgar Athelin; but the Earls of Mercia & Northumberland finding their own views defeated, retir'd, which Struck Such a damp in all Edgar's adherents, that every one Submitted at William's approach, & even counted Him to take the Scepter; who would not however venture Himself in London, till He had erected a Fortress in it, & Garrison'd it with Normans. This done He was Crown'd at Westminster on Christmas day 1066. Having thus seen the end of the Saxon Line, it will be proper to give some account of the Norman Race that now acceeded to the Throne.