Event: Building construction/restoration, Campaigning, Capture, Death/dying, Flight, SubmissionWilliam 1.siege and capture of Ely in 1071

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Description MS D: Bishop Ęthelwine 40 and Siweard 14 Barn came there [to Ely], and many hundred men with them. But when King William 1 found out about this, he called out a naval force and a land force, and invested that part of the country from outside, and made a bridge and placed a naval force on the seaward side. And they then all surrendered to the king, that is to say Bishop Ęthelwine 40 and Earl Morcar 3 and all who were with them except Hereweard 1 alone and those who could escape with him, and he led them out valiantly. And the king took their ships and weapons and plenty of money, and he took all the men prisoner and did as he pleased with them: Bishop Ęthelwine 40 he sent to Abingdon, and there he died.

MS E: And Bishop Ęthelwine 40 and Siweard 14 Barn came to Ely and many hundred men with them. And when King William 1 found out about this, he called out a naval force and a land force, and invested that part of the country from outside, and made a bridge and went in, and placed the naval force on the seaward side. And the outlaws then all surrendered to the king, that is to say Bishop Ęthelwine 40 and Earl Morcar 3 and all who were with them except Hereweard 1 alone and those who wished to go with him, and he led them out valiantly. And the king took their ships and weapons and plenty of money, and did as he pleased with the men: Bishop Ęthelwine 40 he sent to Abingdon, and there he died soon after in the course of the winter.
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