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

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
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provisions, engines of war, arms, knights, and foot-soldiers, against king Henry. He also hastened, by every possible method, working day and night, to complete the walls and towers of the castles of Bridge and Carrocove ; the Welch also, and his own men, he encouraged by gifts of honors, lands, horses, and arms, and by various other presents, to become more zealous and faithful to himself, and more ready to do what he wished. These attempts, however, and his efforts were very soon etopped short. For his plots and intentions being, by means of certain information, discovered, the king pronounced him a public enemy. On this, at once assembling all the Welch and the Normans he possibly could at that moment, he and his brother Arnold laid waste part of the borough of Stafford, and carried away thence into Wales many beasts of burden and animals, together with some of the people. The king, however, without delay, laid siege first to his eastle of Arundel, and, having erected castles around it, retired. He then ordered Robert, bishop of Lincoln, to lay siege to the eastle of Tickill ; while he himself, with an army levied throughout the whole of England, besieged the castle of Bridge, and ordered his people to construct engines of war and ereet a castle there. In the meantime, by some trifling presents, he easily prevailed upon the Welch, in whom earl Bobert placed groat confidence, to disregard the oaths they had sworn to him, and entirely forsake him, and join in the attack against him. The consequence was, that, within thirty days, the city and all the castles were surrendered ; and, having now subdued his enemy, Robert the king, ignominiously expelled him from England, and, shortly after, condemned his brother Arnold to a like fate, as a reward for his perfidious conduct. After these events, king Henry being at London, with all the chief men of his kingdom, both ecclesiastics and those of the secular order, at Westminster he invested two of his clergy with bishoprics, appointing Roger, his chancellor, bishop of Salisbury, and Roger, his chief of the larder, bishop of Hereford. Here, also, Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury, held a great synod, upon matters relating to the Christian religion, the following prelates sitting there with him :—Gerard, archbishop of York, Maurice, bishop of London, William, bishop elect of Winchester, Robert, bishop of Lincoln, Samson, 194 ANNALS OF KOGEB DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1102.


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