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15. 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 Gennild 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 the English History, He lost His new Friends, & pav'd the way for the destruction of His family, & the ruin of the Nation, for on the People's complaining of the intolerable insolence of the Danish Mercenarys, He consented to a general Massacre of them