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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 350

bury. It was in the year one thousand one hundred and seventy-one that the primate Thomas died by their swords." The Letter of Louis, king of the Franks, to pope Alexander, on the death of the blessed Thomas. " To his lord and most holy father, Alexander, by the grace of God Supreme Pontiff, Louis, king of the Franks, health and duo reverence. The man who eommits violence upon his mother revolts against human laws, and he remembers not the kindness of his Creator, who is not saddened at violence offered to the Holy See. But more especially is there ground for condolence, and the novelty of a eruolty so unheard-of arouses a novelty in sorrow, in that wiekedness, making an attaek upon the holy one of God, has with the sword pierced the beloved son of Christ, and more basely even than cruelly stabbed him who was the light of the church of Canterbury. Let an unheard-of kind of retribution be invented. Let the eword of Saint Peter be unsheathed to avenge the martyr of Canterbury; inasmuch as, for the universal Church does his blood cry aloud, eomplaining not so much for himself as demanding vengeance for the whole Church. Behold ! at the tomb of the martyr, as we have had revealed unto us, the Divine glory is revealed in miracles, and by Him are Divine manifestations made where his remains are deposited, for whose name he so valiantly struggled. We bid your Holiness, and your brotherhood, farewell in the Lord." The Letter of William, archbishop of Sens, to pope Alexander, on the death of the blessed Thomas. " To his most holy father and lord, Alexander, by the grace o | God, Supreme Pontiff, William, the humble servant of the church of Sens, health and due obedience with all duteousness. To your Apostleship, holy father, all power has been granted in heaven and upon earth. In your hand is a two-edged sword ; over nations and over kingdoms are you appointed, to bind their kings in fetters, and their nobles in chains of iron. Behold therefore, my lord, and consider what vintage they have gathered in. For a wild boar from the wood has destroyed the vineyard of the Lord of Sabaoth, and a single wild beast has pastured thereon. The church of Canterbury, rather the Church universal, from the ends of the earth, in ζ 2

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