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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 179

168 AIÎNAXS OF SOGER DE HOYEDEX. A.D. 1087. In the year 1086, king William caused the whole of England to be described, of how much land each of his barons was pos-sessed, how many knights' fees, how many carrucates, how many villains, how many animals, and even how much ready money, each person possessed, throughout the whole of his kingdom, beginning from the highest down to the lowest, and how much rent each property could return :74 the whole of the country being in a state of disturbance in consequence of the numerous murders occasioned thereby. After this, in the week of Pentecost, at Westminster, where he was holding his court, he knighted his son Henry, and shortly after ordered the archbishops, bishops, abbats, earls, barons, and sheriffs, with their soldiers, to meet him at Salisbury, on the calends of August ; and on their coming thither, he compelled their knights to swear fealty to him against all men. At this period, the Clito Edgar, having obtained leave of the king, passed over the sea with two hundred soldiers, and went to Apulia. His sister, Christiana, entered a monastery which has the name of Romsey, and assumed the habit of a nun. In the same year there was a murrain among animals, and a great pestilence in the air. In the year 1087, the relics of Saint Nicolas were trans-ferred from Myra to the city of Bar. In this year, Aldwin, prior of Durham, departed this life. A raging fire consumed many cities, and the church of Saint Paid, together with the largest and best part of London. On Saturday, the sixth day before the ides of July, the Danes, in a certain church, conferred the honor of martyrdom on their king, Canute. In this year, Stigand, bishop of" Chi-chester, Scolland, abbat of Saint Augustine's, Alfy, abbat of Bath, and Turstìne, abbat of Pershore, departed this life. In the same year, before the Assumption of Saint Mary, king William entered Prance with an army, and burned with fire a city which is called Mantes, and all the churches therein, and two recluses, and then returned into Normandy. But, upon his return, a dreadful pain in the intestines attacked him ; and, becoming weaker and weaker every day, when, as his illness increased, he saw that the day of his death was ap-proaching, he released from confinement his brother, Odo, the bishop of Bayeux, earls Morcar and Roger, Siward, surnamed '* These returns were entered in what is called Doomsday-Book.

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