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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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result. For the ship, -when not far from land, while in full sail, was driven upon the rocks which are called Chaterase, and being wrecked, the king's son, with all who were with him, perished on the sixth day before the calends of December, being the fifth day of the week, at nightfall, near Barbeflet.63 In the morning, the king's treasures which were on board the ship, were found on the sands, but none of the bodies of those lost. There perished with the king's son, his iUegitimate brother, earl Eichard, together with the king's daughter,64 the wife of Botrou ; Bichard, earl of Chester, with his wife, the king's niece, and sister of earl Tedbald, the king's nephew. There also perished Othoel, the governor of the king's son, Geoffrey RiddeB, Robert Maldint,65 WiBiam Bigot, and many other men of rank ; also several noble women with no small number of the king's children ; besides one hundred and forty soldiers, with fifty sailors and three pilots. A certain butcher was the only person who made his escape, by clinging to a plank of the wrecked vessel. The king having had a fair voyage, on reaching England, thought that his son had entered some other port ; but on the third day he was afflicted with the sad tidings of his death, and at first, from the suddenness of the calamity, fainted away, as though a person of weak mind ; but afterwards, concealing his grief, in contempt of fortune he resumed his kingly spirits For this son being the only one left him by lawful wedlock, he had named him heir to the kingdom in succession to himself. In the year 1121, at the Purification of Saint Mary, having assembled the council of the whole of England at Windsor, Henry, king of the English, took in marriage Adehhe, the daughter of Godfrey, duke of Lorraine. Bichard, the king's chaplain, was elected bishop of Hereford, and Bobert Peche,66 another royal chaplain, bishop of Coventry. Herbert, almoner of Saint Peter's at Westminster, was chosen abbat of that place. Edwin, a monk of the church of Canterbury, having been elected in the preceding year bishop of Saint Andrew's in Scotland, gave up his intention of ruling that see and re- 63 Harfleur. 61 Mary, the wife of Rotrou, earl of Perche. 65 A misprint for Manduit. 66 V. r. Peccator—in English, "sinner ;" a curious name for a king's chaplain. 214 ANNALS. OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1121.


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