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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. 1133. DEATH OF XING BALDWIN. 223 Franks, who, as previously mentioned, had been graced with the crown of the kingdom, was sportively spurring on his horse, he was met by a pig, which, running against the legs of the horse while in full career, the new-made king fell off, and, breaking his neck, expired. Consider what a dreadful mishap, and how deserving of our astonishment ! Behold the loftiness of his position, and by what trivial means it was annihilated ! In the year of the Word become flesh 1131, being the thirteenth year of his reign, king Henry passed the festival of the Nativity at Worcester, and Easter at Woodstock, where Geoffrey de Clinton was accused of treason against the king, and disgraced. During the Rogation Days, the king was at Canterbury, at the dedication of the new chureh there. At the feast of Saint Michael, the king went over to Normandy. In the same year, pope Honorius departed this life, on whose death a division arose ; for two persons were elected to the papacy of Eome, Innocent and Anaeletus. In the year 1132, at Chartres, the king acknowledged Innocent as pope, and rejected Anacletus ; for the Romans, dividing into two factions, had made ehoice of both of them. Innocent being violently expelled from the city by Anacletus, whose previous name was Peter de Levés, was, by the influence of king Henry, received throughout the whole of the Gauls. After this, king Henry returned to England, taking with him his daughter, whom, with the universal consent of the ehief men of the whole of England, he afterwards restored to her husband, the earl of Anjou, who then demanded her. In this year died Hervey, bishop of Ely. In the year 1133, the king passed the festival of the Nativity at Dunstable, and Easter at Woodstock. In the same Îcar died Baldwin, king of Jerusalem, and was succeeded by \ilk, the brother of Geoffrey, earl of Anjou. This Fulk, king of Jerusalem, had by his wife, the daughter of the above-named king Baldwin, two sons, namely, Baldwin and Amauri. Baldwin succeeded his father, Fulk, in the kingdom of Jerusalem, and died without issue. After his death, his brother Amauri succeeded him as king, and reigned eleven years ; he was the father of Baldwin the Leper, who was afterwards king, and two daughters, namely, Sibyl and ililicent, of whom further mention will be made in the sequel.


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