The aim of Transcribe Georgian Papers is to produce useable text documents of the manuscript materials and not critical editions. Please be aware this document may contain errors in the transcription.
Found an error? Please report errors and issues in the transcription to firstname.lastname@example.org.
21. Ethelred's Widdow, which He basely consented to, the following Year He very wisely at a great Council held at Oxford, reestablish'd the antient Saxons Laws, to these He adher'd pretty strictly the rest of His Reign that pass'd [[addition]] for the most part [[/addition]] in Peace. He died in 1036. without naming His Successor; He Seems to have been a Valiant Man, & a Wise Prince; He at first treated his English Subjects with great cruelty; but when the barbarous Customs of these times are consider'd, & the great injurys He had receiv'd from Ethelred, & the manner the Danes had been treated in that Reign, He will appear in a less cruel light; He lower'd indeed the power of the Nobility, & left few of them remaining; but to their faction & treachery were in great measures owing all the evils this Country had Suffer'd for fifty Years before.