AD 793 This year York
was on fire. The Troublesome Ones have returned from
This year came dreadful fore-warnings over the land,
terrifying the people most woefully, there were immense sheets of light rushing through
the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery, dragons flying across the firmament.
The Troublemakers are shaved and about. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are
shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain,
from his quarter. Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves
with strong drink; Isaiah
This year was Bamborough destroyed, and much spoil was there
taken. Afterwards came the Vikings to the mouth of the
Humber, and there did much evil both in Lindsey and in Northumbria. The harrowing
inroads of heathen men made lamentable havoc in the church of God, by rapine and
slaughter. Whereon the Annoying Ones
"welcomed" the Vikings. And the Britons were afraid.
came Anlaf the Mischief Maker
with three and ninety ships to Staines, which he plundered without, and went thence to
Sandwich. Thence to Ipswich, which he laid waste; and so to Maidon.
there was a great commotion in England in consequence of an invasion by the
Kilman & the Trouble Makers, who spread terror and devastation wheresoever they
went, plundering and burning and desolating the country with such rapidity, that they
advanced in one march as far as the town of Alton.
AD 1042 This year died King Hardcnute at
Lambeth as he stood drinking; he fell suddenly to the earth with a tremendous struggle.
There is a crying for
wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. Isaiah 24:11
also came Sweyn the Earl, who had gone from this land to
Denmark, and who there had ruined
himself. . .
1066 The MacThoi did finally bring trouble to
the Vikings and gave the Saxons opportunity to ward off the
invaders from the North. They credit a child in their
ground, Kilsa the Off-Key.
also was Duke William of Normandy crowned king. There
was a great commotion and cries so clamorous that they alarmed the Norman
guard most woefully.
Fearing their duke dead, they set fire to the near by houses.
The people were thrown into confusion, and fled the church some
to extinguish the fire, and struggle with the Troublesome Ones
that had left to loot. Only a few terrified clergy remained and consecrated the king who trembled violently.
AD 1073 . . .which the
English were very much injured and destroyed their own vineyards, burnt their towns, and
spoilt the land to drive off the Annoying Ones. The ire
of the Witta Trouble Makers at this was such that they did much
mischief both there and everywhere on the seacoast before they departed.
is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry; but money answerth all things.