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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. 1119. COUNCIL AT EHEIMS. 209 In the year 1119, pope Gelasius died at Clugny, and was buried there ; and in his place the cardinals and other Romans who had followed him, elected Guido, archbishop of Yienna, and gave him the name of Calixtus. While these transactions were going on in Burgundy, the Apostolate of the Roman Church was administered by the above-named Gregory. In consequence of the elevation of these two to the papacy, the world was shaken and divided into two factions, some giving their adhesion to the one, and some to the other ; by reason whereof, the church was stricken with great scandal. On the fourth day before the nones of February, Geoffrey, bishop of Hereford, and, on the tenth day before the calends of September, Herbert, bishop of Norwich, departed this life. On the fourth day before the calends of October, being the Lord's day, at about the third hour of the day, a great earthquake took place at many places throughout England. On the thirteenth day before the calends of November, 'pope Calixtus held a general councB at Rheims ; at this council there was a vast concourse of archbishops, bishops, abbats, and chief men of the various provinces, together with an immense multitude of the clergy and common people. There were counted there four hundred and twenty-four staffs of persons with pastoral honors ; among whom was Turstin, the archbishop elect of York, who having with difficulty obtained the king's permission, had come thither in reference to his own business. But the king had previously sent his ambassador to the successor of the Apostles, for the purpose of teBing him, among other things, not to consecrate the archbishop elect of York, or command or aBow him to be consecrated by any other person than the archbishop of Canterbury, as used to be the custom. In answer to which, the successor of the Apostles replied : " Let not the king imagine that I would act in relation to the matter upon which he treats in any other way than he wishes, even though his request should be an unreasonable one : nor, indeed, has my inclination ever led me to wish to debase the ancient dignity of the church of Canterbury." Moreover, on the morning of the Lord's day preceding the day of the appointed councB, Turstin, having made preparations for his consecration to the archbishopric, the deputies of the archbishop of Canterbury charged that his VOL. ι. ρ


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