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1824. Excerpt: ... with the Danes, he lost the affections of his
subjects, and retiring to London, he expired April 24, 1016. EDMUND
IRONSIDE, his son, was crowned at Kingston-uppn- Thames, April,
1016; but by a disagreement among the nobility, Canute was likewise
crowned at Southampton. In June following, Canute totally routed
Edmund, at Assendon, in Essex, who soon after met Canute in the
isle of Alderney, in the Severn, where a peace was concluded, and
the kingdom divided between them. Edmund did not survive above a
month after, being murdered at Oxford, Nov. 30, 1016, before he had
reigned a year. He left two sons and two daughters; from one of
which daughters James I. of England descended, and from him George
IV. CANUTE was established 1017; made an alliance with Normandy,
and married Emma, Ethelred's widow, 1018; made a voyage to Denmark,
attacked Norway, and took possession of the crown, 1028; died at
Shaftesbury, 1036, and was buried at Winchester. HAROLD I. his son,
began his reign, 1036; died, April 14, 1039; and was succeeded by
his younger brother, HARD1CANUTE, king of Denmark, who died at
Lambeth, 1041; was buried at New Winchester, and succeeded by a son
of queen Emma, by her first husband, Ethelred II. EDWARD the
Confessor, was born at Islip, in Oxfordshire, began his reign in
the 40th year of his age. He was crowned at Winchester, 1042;
married Editha, daughter of Godwin, earl of Kent, 1043; remitted
the tax of Danegelt, and was the first king of England that touched
for the king's evil, 1058; died Jan. 5, 1066, aged 65; wasburied in
Westminster-abbey, which he rebuilt, where his bones were enshrined
in gold, set with jewels, 1206. Emma, his mother, died 1052. He was
succeeded by HAROLD II. son of the earl of Kent, who began in 1066;
defeated by his bro...
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