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Thy bleeding corse, requiring at his hand,
Th'indignant King assented with a frown, And placed the traitor's head high o'er the regal
town. So the Amalekite, who Saul had slain, Aspired from David rich reward to gain. So they who slew the King of Israel's Son, And deem'd the Royal Psalmist's favour won, Found retribution: such just guerdon be, In ev'ry age, the Megd of TREACHERY!
SOMMARY OF THE REIGN OF
CANUTE THE GREAT. Crowned sole Monarch, 1017. Married, first to Allwena, daughter of an Earl of Hampshire, by whom he had issue, · Sweyn and Harold, afterwards Kings of Sweden and England: secondly to Emma, of Normandy, widow of Ethelred II. by whom he had Hardicanute, (King of Denmark and afterwards of England,) and Gunilda; the latter married Prince Henry, eldest son of Conrad, Emperor of Germany. Reigned 18 years. Died 1036. Buried at Win. chester.
PRINCIPAL EVENTS. A war with the Danes of two hundred years duration ended by Canute's accession. Scotland rendered tributary. The Church and Town of St. Edmundsbury, built in honour of Edmund, King of East Anglia, who had been killed by the Danes. Ashdon Priory, and St. Bennet's, Norfolk, founded by the King.
EMINENT PERSONS. Elnothus, Archbishop of Canterbury. Edmond and Edward, sons of the late King Edmond, who were sent, with intent to have them murdered, to the King of Sweden, that Monarch, however, permitted them to retire to Hungary.
Popes. Benedict VIII. 1012. John XVIII. 1024. Benedict IX. 1033.
Emperors. Of the East.--Basil II. 975, Constantine X. 1025. Roma
nus III. 1028. Michael IV. 1034.
CANUTE THE GREAT.
* A little flattery sometimes does well.”
« Ely's Monks sang cheerfully,
When Canute the King was passing by;
WRITTEN BY CANUTE.—Vide STURT.
Edmund by Edric thus unjustly slain,
The Sons of Edmund most unjustly sent
* The story of Canute's reproof of his fatterers, is too generally known to need insertion here.
Canute in four the British state divides,
It has been said, that, “ Like AUGUSTUS, he
* A.D. 1036. A tribute levied by the Danish invaders on the English, in arrear for several preceding reigns, and called Danegelt.
+ Vide the reign of Ethelred the Second, page 105.
SUMMARY OF THE REIGN OF
HAROLD, SURNAMED HAREFOOT.
Began to reign, A. D. 1036. Reigned three years. Died without issue, 1039, at Oxford; was buried at Westminster.
. PRINCIPAL Events. Prince Alfred, son of Etheldred II. invited to England by the King, and murdered, as it is supposed, by Earl God
EMINENT PERSONS. Godwin, Earl of Kent, whose estates being afterwards swallowed by inundations of the sea, are now denominated the Goodwin Sands. Elnothus, Archbishop of Canterbury.
· Pope. Benedict IX. 1033,