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consented to pay them £10,000. This only encourag'd others to come in greater bodys the following Year, who were however at last defeated & drove back; these Invaders had hitherto consisted only of Pyrates & private Adventurers; but in 993. Swein King of Denmark, & Aulaf of Norway came up the Humber with a Great Fleet, winter'd in Yorkshire, 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 solemnly promiss'd that He would never invade England again, & accordingly departed the following Spring,