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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 263



In the year of grace 1149, being the fourteenth year of the reign of king Stephen, Henry, duke of Normandy came into England with a great army, on which many castles were sur-rendered to him, and a great number of towns ; he also coined new money, whieh they called " the duke's money ;" and not himself only, but all the influential men, both bishops as well as earls and barons, coined their own money. But from the time when the duke came over, he rendered null the coin of most of them. In the same year, Louis, king of the Franks, and Eleanor, his wife, returned from Jerusalem to France. In the year of grace 1150, being the fifteenth year of the reign of king Stephen, the abbey of Holcoltram was founded, also the abbey of Kinross, in Moray. In the same year, also, the Prœmonstratensian order came to Dryburgh, at the feast of Saint Martin In the year of grace 1151, being the sixteenth year of the . reign of king Stephen, pope Eugenius sent-by his legate, John Papirius, four palls to Ireland, whither a pall had never been sent before, and appointed archbishops at four places, one at Armagh, another at Cashel, a third at Dublin,22 and a fourth at Connaught. In the same year, Geoffrey, earl of Anjou, departed this life, and his son Henry succeeded him in the earldom. In the year of grace 1152, being the seventeenth year of the reign of king Stephen, during this year as also two pre-ceding ones, king Stephen and Henry, duke of Normandy, frequently engaged in battle, and did not withdraw from the combat, except with a great loss of substance and of men ; but the duke of Normandy always gained the day. For his re-sources increased more and more, and became more abundant every day, while the king's power decreased more and more. For the chief men of the kingdom, bearing in mind the oaths they had taken to the empress and her heirs, nearly all gave in their adhesion to the above-named empress and her son, the duke of Normandy. In the same year, Henry, earl of Nor-thumbria, son of David, king of the Scots, and Matilda, his daughter, departed this life. In the year of grace 1153, being the eighteenth year of the reign of king Stephen, peace was restored to England, a treaty being made between king Stephen and Henry, duke of 2- Called " Diveiine " in the text. 252 ANNALS OF EOGEK DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1153.


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