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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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A.D. 1111. SEVERE PLAGUE AND FASCINE, 203 London, and afterwards on the calends of August, being Sunday, received, at York, from the hands of Cardinal TJlric, the pall which the pope had sent him, and on the same day consecrated Turgot, prior of Durham, to the bishopric of Saint Andrew's in Scotland, which is called Cenrimunt. In the same year, king Henry changed the abbacy of Ely into an episcopal see, and made Hcrvey, bishop of Bangor, bishop of that sec. In the month of December a comet was seen, near the milky circle, making its way with its train towards the southern part of the heavens. In the year 1110, Henry, king of the English, gave his daughter in marriage to Henry, king of Germany. In the same year, different prodigies appeared throughout England. A very great earthquake took place at Shrewsbury. The river at Nottingham, which is called the Trent, was dried np for the space of a mile from morning until the third hour of the day, so much so, that men walked with dry feet upon its bed. On the sixth day before the ides of July, a comet appeared, and was seen to shine for a period of three weeks. In the year 1111, Henry, king of Germany, came to Bome, and taking pope Paschal prisoner, placed him in confinement, but shortly after, when they were celebrating the festival of Easter on the Campus Martius at the bridge on the Salarian road," was reconciled to him. In this year died Baldwin, earl of Flanders, and was succeeded by his son Baldwin. Henry, king of the English, removed the people of Flanders who inhabited Northumbria, with all their chattels into Wales, and gave them orders to colonize the district which bears the name of Bos.60 The new monastery which had been built within the waUs *f Winchester, through the influence of William, bishop of Winchester the king ordered to be rebuilt without the walls, and shortly after crossed the sea. Da the same year there was a most severe winter, a dreadful famine, a plague among men, and a murrain among animals, both wild and domestic ; there was also a very great mortality among birds. * A road near Rome, so called from having been used by the Sabines, when fetching salt from the sea. 80 The town of Denbigh. Henry either feared that these Flemings would coalesce against him with the Scots, or placed them there for the purpose of acting as a check upon the Welch.


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