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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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together outside of the house. And if, upou the testimony of two or three lawful witnesses, or by the public report of the people of the parish, any one of them shall be accused of having violated this enactment, he shall clear himself, if he is a priest, by bringin g six proper witnesses of his own order ; if a deacon, four ; if a subdeacon, two. But as for him, who shall not thus clear himself, he shall be deemed to be a transgressor of this holy enactment. And as for those priests who, despising the divine altar and the holy canons, have preferred to live with women, let them be removed from the holy office, deprived of all ecclesiastical benefices, and placed without the choir, being pronounced infamous ; and he who, being a rebel and contumacious, shall not leave the woman, and shall presume to celebrate the mass, if, when caUed upon to make satisfaction, he shall neglect to do so, is to be excommunicated. The same sentence embraces the archdeacons and all the secular clergy, both as to leaving these women and avoiding cohabitation with them, and the severity of the punishment if they shaB transgress these statutes. All archdeacons shall also swear that they wiB not receive money for tolerating the transgression of this enactment, nor suffer priests whom they know to be keeping women to chaunt the mass, or to have substitutes ;48 deans also shall swear to the same effect. The -archdeacon, or deacon, or dean, who shall refuse to take oath to this effect, is to lose his archdeaconry or deanery. As to those priests, who, leaving the women, shall make choice to serve God and the holy altars, let them cease during forty days from the performance of their duties, and in the meantime employ substitutes in their places, such penance being imposed on them as to their bishops shall seem fit." In the year 1109, Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury, departed this life at Canterbury, on the eleventh day before the calends of May, being the fourth day of the week, and on the following day, which was the Supper of the Lord, was buried with great honor. About the time of the Bogation Days, Henry, king of the English, returned to England, and at Pentecost held his court at Westminster ; where Thomas, archbishop elect of York, was consecrated at London,48* on the fifth day before the calends of July, by Bichard, bishop of 43 " Vicaros." equivalent to " curates." 4S* Westminster is generally considered by these writers as forming part of London. 202 ANNALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1109.

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