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Army; the King foresaw the Storm, & had prepar'd the greatest fleet ever known in this Country; every 310. Hides of Land to furnish a Ship; all which came to nothing by the feudes & Factions of the Nobility; & in like manner a great Army became unless by the treachery of Edric whom He had made Lieutenant General of the Kingdom. When betray'd & diverted on all hands, He fled to His Brother the Duke of Normandy, who generously receiv'd Him tho' He had treated His Sister with great indignity; Six Weeks after His flight Swein in 1014. died; upon which He was recall'd & Cannte the Danes Son went back to take possession of His Father Kingdom; but returning the next Year, wasted many parts of the Country with fire & Sword, which would have been reduc'd without an Enemy to the last extremity by the Continual factions of the Nobility.


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