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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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defends another in his sin, he shall be more severely corrected than he who has committed the sin. As yet, indeed, we have delayed pronouncing this sentence against the person of our lord the king, in the hope that perchance, by the inspiration of theDi-vine grace, he may recover his senses ; still, we shall very shortly pronounce it, unless he shall make haste so to do. Therefore, we do command your brotherhood, and by virtue of your obedience enjoin you, that henceforth you hold the aforesaid men who have been excommunicated by us as excommunicated, and cause them to be denounced as such ; in obedience to the decree of pope Honorius : ' Be it lawful for all bishops to declare the names of those who have been excommunicated by them both to the neighbouring bishops, as well as to the people of their own diocese, and placing them in a public place before the doors of the churches, to warn all comers thereby, so that due diligence may be given to both points, entrance into the churches may be everywhere denjed to those excommunicated, and grounds for excommunication may be removed from the rest.'δΐ And you, brother, the bishop of London, we do command, and, by virtue of our authority over you, enjoin the same, that you will disclose and show this our letter to the rest of your brethren and to all our brother bishops of our province. Pare ye well in Christ, and pray continually for us." After these things, Henry, king of England, returned from Normandy to England, and marched with a great army into Wales, where he lost many of his nobles, barons, and men. He also did justice upon the sons of Eees,53 and upon the sons and daughters of his nobles, for he had the eyes of the male children put out, and cut off the noses and ears of the females.54 In the year 1166, being the twelfth year of the reign of king Henry, son of the empress Matilda, the said king Henry 52 This passage seems in a hopelessly corrupt state ; it runs as follows :— " Eaque in celebri loco posita prae foribus Ecclesia;, cunctis veuientibus inculcare, quatenus in utrâque diligentiâ excommunicationis, ubique Eccie-siasticus aditus denegetur, et exconununicationis causa omnibus auferatur." 63 King of the Welch. M Holinshed has the following quaint passage as a quotation from our author, which, if correct, goes to prove that his MS. differed materially from the printed copy. " He did justice upon the sons of Rice or Rees, and also on the sons and daughters of other noblemen that were his complices, very vigorously, causing the eyes of the young striplings to be picked out of their heads, and their noses to be cut off or slit ; and the ears of the young gentlewomen to be stuffed." 278 AJTNALS OF BOG KB DE HOVEDEIT. A.D. 11GG.

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