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11. own sakes carefuly encourag'd Him in the fatal habits of love of ease & pleasure that made him totally unfit to struggle with the Many Storms that threaten'd Him; tho' brave He knew not who to trust, which naturally brought on a Conduct full of diffidence, with fluctuating & uncertain counsels. As this Reign pav'd the way to a Danish Scepter, it will be necessary to examin into the State of the Country. During the Heptarchy the Civil & Military power was lodg'd in the Aldermen or Earls, who by their great authority were perpetualy raising Commotions; Alfred seperated these Offices, leaving as we have Seen the Civil part to the Aldermen & Sheriffs, & putting the Military under the command of a Lord Lieutenant. These regulations continu'd till Edred