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Of the gathering of the host.

Olaf king of Scots,
drew together a mighty host,
and marched upon England.
When he came to Northumberland,
he advanced with shield of war.
On learning this,
the earls who ruled
there mustered their force and
went against the king.
And when they met there was
a great battle,
whereof the issue was that
king Olaf won the victory,
but earl Gudrek fell,
and Alfgeir fled away,
as did the greater part
of the force that had
followed them and escaped
from the field.
And now king Olaf found
no further resistance,
but subdued all Northumberland.