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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 266



THE ANNALS OF EOGER DE ÏÏ0VEDEN, THE SECOND PAET. IN the year 1155, being the first year of the reign of king Henry, son of the empress Matilda, the said king laid siege to the castles of his enemies in England, and captured them ; some of which he retained in his own hands, and some he levelled with the ground. After this, he crossed over into Nor-mandy, and did homage to Louis, king of the Pranks, for Normandy, Aquitaine, Anjou, Maine, and Touraine, with all their appurtenances. In the same year, died pope Anastasius, who was succeeded by Adrian. In the year of grace 1156, being the second year of the reign of Henry, son of the empress Matilda, the said king returned from Normandy to England, and caused nearly all the castles, which had been erected in England in the time of king Stephen, to be demolished, and issued a new coinage, which was the only one received and current throughout the realm; he also established peace in the kingdom, and com-manded the laws of king Henry, his grandfather, to be ob-served inviolably throughout the whole of his kingdom, and in many matters followed the advice of Theobald, archbishop of Canterbury. In this year, a convent of nuns was established a second time at Eccles. In the year of grace 1157, being the third year of the reign of king Henry, son of the empress Matilda, the said king,


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