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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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drinking his blood,62 returned home, and no longer walked with him; and "inasmuch as," he said, "he who gathercth not with the Lord, scattereth ; and he who is not with him, is against him, and that tunic which is not sewn together but woven, namely, the Holy Church, those who think with us are unwilling to have rent asunder, while those who diner from us are striving to rend it asunder." The successor of the Apostles having spoken to this effect, forthwith all were brought round to the same opinion, and sentence of excommunication was fulminated against the emperor Henry. At length, some days after the council had broken up, Henry, king of the English, being offended at archbishop Turstin, because he had caused himself to be consecrated without his consent, and not in the way that ancient usage required, forbade him to return to any place in his dominions. After this, pope Calixtus came to Gisors, where the king of the English came to meet him, for the purpose of holding a conference. Many things were treated of between them, on account of which it was right that such great personages should meet ; and, among the rest, the king obtained the pope's consent that he would grant him all the liberties his father had possessed in England and Normandy, and especially that he would allow no one to fill the office of legate at any time in England, unless he himself (on any important difference arising which could not be put an end to by the bishops of his kingdom) requested this to be done by the pope. All these points being settled for the present, the pope requested the king to become reconciled to Turstin, and in consideration of his love towards himself, his restoration to the archbishopric to which he himself had consecrated him. But the king confessed that he had vowed upon his faith that he would not do so, as long as he lived ; to which the pope made reply : "I am the successor of the Apostles, and, if you do what I ask, will release you from the stringency of this oath." " I will discuss the matter," said the king, "and notify to you the result of my deterrnination.'' Upon this, the pope withdrew, and the king, by messengers, gave him this answer upon the subject : " I will admit Turstin to the archbishopric upon condition, that he pay that obedience to the church of Canterbury which his predecessors did, otherwise, so long as I reign, 62 In allusion to St. John, vi. 66. 212 ANNALS OF BOGEB BE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1119.


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