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biesieg'd London, & ravag'd the Neighbouring Countys; on which it was agreed by the King in a Convention of the Nobility to give them £16,000 & provisions, provided they abstain'd from plunder. This Treaty Made, great Civilitys pass'd between the King & Aulaf, who somenly promiss'd that He would never invade England again & accordingly departed the following spring, which measure produc'd a mortal enmity between Him & the Danes, whose King Swein found himself oblig'd to make a treaty with Ethelred who had left His Sister Gunnild marry'd in England to a Count Paling as a Hostage for His performance of His part of it. Ethelred finding himself unable to cope either with the Danes, or his own overgrown Subjects, endeavour'd to Strengthen himself by a foreign alliance, & accordingly marry'd Emma Sister of the Duke of Normandy; but Soon after by an Action unparallel'd in