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without an Enemy to the last Extremity by the Continual factions of the Nobility. Ethelred dying in 1016. [[addition]] & [[/addition]] left ^ [[addition]] by His first marriage [[/addition]] three Sons, Edmund who Succeeded Him, Edwin, murder'd afterwards by Canute, & Athelstan that died Young; He had Alfred & Edward by Emma, who went with their Mother directly into Normandy. Edmund Surnam'd Ironside was Soon after Crown'd, tho' the Clergy & great part of the Nobility offer'd the Crown to Canute; the King to stop the defection that began to be general, march'd His Army directly against the Danes, whom He fought on the borders of Glocestershire, & tho' by the treachery of Edrick He had almost lost the day, Yet with the greatest intrepidity He protracted the Battle till night, &