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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.
page 209



the eame manner, and at the same hour, was seen to shine between the south and the west. It seemed itself to be of small size and dim, but the brightness which was produced by it was very brilliant, and a train of light, just like a large beam, darted from the east and north into the star. Some affirmed that, at this period, they had seen more stars of unusual appearance. On the day of our Lord's Supper were seen two moons, shortly before daybreak, one in the east, the other in the west, both of them full ; the same day being the fourteenth day of the moon. In this year there was a shocking quarrel between Henry, emperor of Germany, and his son Henry; so much so, that they met in battle, and the father was slain by the son, after having reigned fifty years ; upon whieh he was succeeded by his son the above-named Henry. Before the month of August, Henry, king of the English, erossed the sea and went to Normandy, on which nearly aU the chief men of the Normans made submission to him, with the exception of Robert de Belesme and William de Mortaigne, and a few others, who adhered to duke Robert. At the Assumption of Saint Mary, Henry, king of the English, came to Bee, where he and archbishop Anselm holding a conference, became reconciled ; and not long after, by the command and request of the king, the said archbishop returned to England. After this, the king assembled his army, and proceeding to a certain castle of the earl of Mortaigne, which is called Tenchebrai, laid siege to it. In the meantime, while the king was thus engaged, his brother Bobert eame upon him with his army, on the vigil of Saint Michael,44 and with him Bobert de Belesme and William, earl of Mortaigne. A battle then taking place, king Henry gained the victory. On this occasion Bobert, duke of Normandy, William, earl of Mortaigne, and Bobert de Stuteville, with William Crispin and many others, were taken prisoners, while Robert de Belesme escaped by flight. In consequence of this success, king Henry subdued the whole of Normandy, and rendered it subject to his will, informing archbishop Anselm thereof by letter. In the year 1108, Edgar, king of the Scots, departed this life, on the sixth day before the ides of January, and was succeeded by his brother Alexander. Normandy having now 41 Michaelmas eve. 198 ANNALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1103.


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