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AD 793 This year York was on fire.   The Troublesome Ones have returned from the north.

AD 795 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 56:11-12.

AD 976  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.

AD 993  This year 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.

AD 1001  This year 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

AD 1050  Thither also came Sweyn the Earl, who had gone from this land to Denmark, and who there had ruined
himself. . .

AD 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.

This year 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.  A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry; but money answerth  all things. Ecclesiastes 10:19

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