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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 278



A.D. 1165. KTXG LOUIS EÎTEECEDES WITH THE POPE. 267 king's porters standing by, and uttering not a word. The archbishop made all haste to arrive at the house of some canons regular, *2 where he was hospitably entertained, and commanded the tables to be set out and all the poor that were to be found before the gates to be introduced to eat and drink in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This was aecordingly done ; and he, together with them and his people, becomingly partook of the repast in the refeetory of the canons, and, when it was finished, made his bed in the church, between the nave and the altar. In the meantime, he had secretly ordered preparations to be made for his journey, as it was his intention to depart by night. At twilight, therefore, when the king and the rest were supping in the town, taking with him two friars of the Cistercian order, the name of one of whom was Robert de Caune, and of the other Seaiman, and a single servant, who was ealled Roger de Broe, he went out of the town through the gate, which was left entirely without guards, and at daybreak arrived at Lincoln, and was entertained at the house of James. Here the archbishop changed his dress, and, changing his name, ordered himself to be ealled by that of Dereman ; and then, being reeognized by few persons, taking remote ways and bye-paths, he hastened towards the sea-shore, he and his attendants riding on at night, and eoneealing themselves in the day among his friends and acquaintances. At last they arrived at the sea-shore, and reaching the port of Sandwich, secretly embarked on board of a ship, and then, secretly setting sail, in the morning landed in Flanders, whence he immediately made his way to Franee. Before, however, he had arrived at the eourt of Louis, king of the Franks, Gilbert Fofliot, bishop of London, and William, earl of Arundel, had arrived on behalf of the king of England, to prevent the king of Franee from receiving the archbishop of Canterbury in his kingdom, and to request him to beg our lord the pope, out of his love for him, not to receive the archbishop of Canterbury into his favour. But the more pains the above-named envoys of the king of England took to have the archbishop of Canterbury expelled from the kingdom of Franee, the more did the king of Franee favour him and his cause. In addition to this, the king of France sent brother Francis, his almoner, to pope Alexander, who was at this time staying *- The abbey of Saint Andrew.


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