Of Dacia. chap. 47.
DEnmarke is a Countrie in Europa, and was first occupied with Greeke Danes, as it is sayde: And is diuided in many prouinces and Ilands, and stretch∣eth to Germania. The men thereof were Page 223 sometime fierce and right great warri∣ours: and therefore they were Lordes of Britaine. of Norway, and of many other Ilands and countries: But li. 9. Isidore saith, that the Danes came of Gothes. And some suppose that they be called Da∣cos, as it wer Dagi, men come of Goths. But of what nation the Danes be come of first, this is certaine, that there bée many of them, and be séemely of stature, and faire of haire and of face, and gene∣rally faire of body and shape. And though they be fierce against enlinies, neuerthe∣lesse they be kindlye milde of heart and pleasing to all innocents.
(*Dacia a country beyond Hungaria: they doe not well which call Den∣marke, with this name, which is Da∣nia, Danes. Denmarke is also cal∣led Danomarchia, a people quicklye moo∣ued to reuenge, wary in buieng and sel∣ling, regarding their lawes, which being once established, may in no wise be tyed to their purses: sometime the olde con∣querours of England, a people wel min∣ded to religion, their originall is suppo∣sed to come of a people called the Goths.