A True Chronicle history Called War Hath Made All Friends.
((Southampton. Danish council-chamber.
Enter Canutus, Archbishop of Canterbury, Earl of Southampton,
Edricus Duke of Mercia, Leofric Earl of Chester, Turkillus Duke of
Norfolk and Suffolk, Uskataulf and Swetho, Danes.
They sit about a table.))
Archbishop and you other English peers,
I hear how Egleredus, late your king,
My tributary, is departed life;
And how his son Prince Edmund wears the crown
Without the notice of your free consent
Or homage unto me, his sovereign.
Yourselves, lords spiritual and temporal,
Besides the due my father's conquest claims,
Have chosen me;
And by an universal sound decree
Have solemnly throughout this little world
Proclaimed me heir apparent to the crown
When Egleredus lived.
Then let not this young upstart prince of prates
Curb your proceedings with untutored words,
But finish boldly what you have begun:
Resist his private coronation,
And put . . .