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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...with his life, he was driven into an ignominious banishment. Suhm, Hist. af Dan., torn, iv., p. 390-400. Thierry, Con quete d'Angleterre par les Normands, to This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...with his life, he was driven into an ignominious banishment. Suhm, Hist. af Dan., torn, iv., p. 390-400. Thierry, Con quete d'Angleterre par les Normands, torn. i., p. 391-398, Svend'a two sons, Harald and Knut. embarked in this expedi tion, which consisted of 240 sail, and was joined by Poles, Saxons, and Frisians, tempted by the hope of plunder. Archbishop Aldred of York is said to have died "of very grief and anguish of mind" at the news of their approach, foreseeing the horrid ravage they were to commit. The Minster, with its It was in the reign of this prince that the violent and protracted struggle between the crown and the clergy commenced. Svend, after the death of his first wife G imhilria, had espoused the Princess Gyda, whom his queen had by her former husband, Ernund, king of Sweden, and, consequently, his own step-daughter. This marriage was contrary to the canons of the Church, and the pretext was eagerly seized by the Catholic prelates to humble the pride of the Danish monarch. Adelbert, archbishop of Bremen, remonstrated with him upon his heinous offence, and menaced him, if he did not repent, with the sword of excommunication. The king, in his turn, set the anathema at defiance, and threatened to attack Hamburg; but the primate remained inflexible, until the royal offender, moved by letters from the pope, consented to divorce his relative. Deeply mortified at this triumph of the haughty churchman, he sought to avenge himself by obtaining from the successor of St. Peter the establishment of an archiepis-copal see in Denmark, so as to render his dominions independent of Adelbert, whose jurisdiction, as papal legate, extended over the three Northern kingdoms. This threatened loss of power and revenue induced the prelate to sooth the...


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...with his life, he was driven into an ignominious banishment. Suhm, Hist. af Dan., torn, iv., p. 390-400. Thierry, Con quete d'Angleterre par les Normands, to This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...with his life, he was driven into an ignominious banishment. Suhm, Hist. af Dan., torn, iv., p. 390-400. Thierry, Con quete d'Angleterre par les Normands, torn. i., p. 391-398, Svend'a two sons, Harald and Knut. embarked in this expedi tion, which consisted of 240 sail, and was joined by Poles, Saxons, and Frisians, tempted by the hope of plunder. Archbishop Aldred of York is said to have died "of very grief and anguish of mind" at the news of their approach, foreseeing the horrid ravage they were to commit. The Minster, with its It was in the reign of this prince that the violent and protracted struggle between the crown and the clergy commenced. Svend, after the death of his first wife G imhilria, had espoused the Princess Gyda, whom his queen had by her former husband, Ernund, king of Sweden, and, consequently, his own step-daughter. This marriage was contrary to the canons of the Church, and the pretext was eagerly seized by the Catholic prelates to humble the pride of the Danish monarch. Adelbert, archbishop of Bremen, remonstrated with him upon his heinous offence, and menaced him, if he did not repent, with the sword of excommunication. The king, in his turn, set the anathema at defiance, and threatened to attack Hamburg; but the primate remained inflexible, until the royal offender, moved by letters from the pope, consented to divorce his relative. Deeply mortified at this triumph of the haughty churchman, he sought to avenge himself by obtaining from the successor of St. Peter the establishment of an archiepis-copal see in Denmark, so as to render his dominions independent of Adelbert, whose jurisdiction, as papal legate, extended over the three Northern kingdoms. This threatened loss of power and revenue induced the prelate to sooth the...

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    I have Volume 1 of the Second Edition printed in Edinburgh, Scotland by Oliver & Boyd, Tweedale Court, and Simpkins, Marshall & Co., London in MDCCCXXXVIII (1838). I do not have Volume 2.

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