Help us create a biggest collection of medieval chronicles and manuscripts on line.
#   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
Medieval chronicles, historical sources, history of middle ages, texts and studies

Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

  Previousall pages


Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 339

328 ANNALS 0Γ EOGEE DE HOTEDEN. A .D. 1170. the hberties of the Church are destroyed, and the deerees of the successors of the Apostles are, as far as possible, deprived of their validity. Nor has he thought that it ought to suffice, if under him the Divine laws in the kingdom of England should be reduced to silence and to nothingness, unless he should also transmit his sins to his heirs, and cause his kingdom long to exist without the ephod and without the pall.93 Por this reason it is that these usurpations, so unrighteous and so utterly unjustifiable, he has eaused to be confirmed by your oath, and by those of others of our brethren and fellow bishops, and has pronounced as an enemy whatever person should think fit to differ from these unrighteous ordinances. This is proved by the exile of our venerable brother, Thomas, the archbishop of Canterbury ; this is also shewn by the dreadful proscription of his clergy and kindred, and of those even who, still hanging at their mother's breasts, were crying in the cradle. Even the fear of death is appealed to, if the mind of any one is aroused, in contradiction to these enactments, a desire to obey theDivinc laws. "We ourselves, by whose judgment those prevarications ought to have been corrected or punished, were with much urgency on the occasion of a time of trouble pressed to confirm the same. Strong endeavours were also made, and no efforts were spared, that we might, at a time when they had not been explained to us, confer upon these usurpations, the confirmation of the Apostolical authority. This indeed took place at the very beginning. In proeess oftime, however, the archbishop above-named being sent into exile for having performed the duty of his pastoral office, and frequently requesting from our assistance the customary aid of the Boman Church, we sent to the king before-mentioned, some of the best and most eminent of our brethren ; we also sent other ecclesiastical persons, and did imagine that by our humility and forbearance his obduraey might be surmounted : and so it should have been, for Solomon says, ' By long forbearance is a prince softened, and a soft tongue breaketh anger.'M But he, trifling.with our long-suffering by the manifold arts, of his envoys, seems so utterly to have hardened his heart against our adviee, that he will not curb his wrath against 93 in The " superhumerale," or " pall," was reality the garment same as the ephod. 9 4 Proverbs xsv. 15. In our version, " the bone" stands in place of " anger."

  Previous First Next  

"Medievalist" is an educational project designed as a digital collection of chronicles, documents and studies related to the middle age history. All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated. If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate "Medievalist" as a source and place link to us.