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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 224



A.D. 1120. HOMAGE Γ-ΑΠ) TO HENRY'S SON. 213 he shall not preside over the see of York." Matters being thus concluded, the successor of the Apostles took his departure, and Turstin remained in France. William, the son of king Henry and queen Matilda, a youth seventeen years of age, this year took to wife the daughter of the earl of Anjou. Baldwin, earl of Flanders, died of the effects of a wound which he had received at Eu. In the year 1120, Henry, king of the English, and Louis, king of the Franks, after many losses on both sides, on a day appointed, held a conference ; at which, peace having been made by mutual èonsent, by the command of king Henry, his son, "William, did homage to the king of the Franks, and received under him the principality of Normandy ; and thus, the kings departing in peace, the whole of the seditions which had raged throughout Normandy were suppressed, and those who had raised their arms against their lord, king Henry, having bowed their necks to his dominion, returned to obe-dience. And, inasmuch as archbishop Turstin had shown himself both vigilant and active in effecting a reconciliation between the kings, in consequence of' his usefulness, he ren-dered the king's feelings more mclined to sanction his return. In addition to this, as the king was preparing to return to England, a letter came directed to him from the successor of the Apostles, enjoining him to receive archbishop Turstin, and, all other pretexts and excuses set aside, to restore him to his see. But in reply to this precept, the king deferred until his return to England what answer to give, in order that, having assembled bis council there, he might consider with more mature deliberation what was to be done. By the king's command, the chief men of Normandy did iomage to his son William, a youth then just eighteen years of age ; they also ewore fealty to him, confirming it by oath. After this, all who had rebelled against him being either con-quered or reconciled, and every thing prosperously concluded according to his wish, the fifth year after he had gone thither being not yet completed, the king returned to England by ship in better spirits than usual. To his son and all his retinue he had given a ship, a better one than which there did not seem to be in all the fleet, but as the event proved, there was not one more unfortunate; for while his father preceded him, the son fol-lowed somewhat more tardily, but with a still more unhappy


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