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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 267



256 ANNALS OP KOGEE DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1139. by the advice and entreaty of Theobald, archbishop of Canterbury, conferred the chancellorship upon Thomas, archdeacon of Canterbury, and bestowed upon him many revenues, both ecclesiastical and of a secular nature, and received him so much into his esteem and familiarity, that throughout the kingdom there was no one his equal, save the king alone. In the same year, Maleolm, king of the Scots, came to the king of England at Chester, and did homage to him in the same way that his grandfather had done homage to the former king Henry, saving always all his dignities. In the year of grace 1158, being the fourth year of the reign of king Henry, son of the empress Matilda, the said king Henry caused himself to be crowned a second time at Lincoln, without25 the walls of the city, at Wikeford. In the same year, by the king's command, the castle of Werk26 was rebuilt. The king, and Malcolm, king of the Scots, met at Carlisle, but separated mutually displeased ; in consequence of which, the king of Scots was not created a knight for the present. In the year of grace 1159, being the fifth year of the reign of king Henry, son of the empress Matilda, the said king Henry caused himself, a third time, together with his wife Eleanor, to be crowned at Worcester, at the festival of Easter;27 and when they came to the offertory, they took off their crowns, and offered them upon the altar ; vowing before God, that they would never in all their lives wear them again. In the same year died Waltheof, abbat of Melrose, on the fourth day before the nones of August ; he was uncle to king Malcolm. In the same year, pope Adrian departed this life, and was succeeded by pope Alexander the Third, who was canonically elected and consecrated. But Frederic, emperor of the Bo-mans, being unwilling to acknowledge him, erected an idol for himself, Octavianus, an antipope, and, an execrable convention and league being formed of those of his own blood, against pope Alexander, he with his nation determined to pay veneration to him, on whieh a schism arose in the church, which lasted eighteen years. In the same year, Henry, king of England, having levied 25 Probably on account of the superstition alluded to in p. 249. 26 In Northumberland. !' Koger of Wendover says, at Christmas.


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