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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 362

A.D. 1172. ACCOUNT OF ΤΙΤΕ IRISH BISHOPS. On the day after the arrival of the king of England in Ireland, that is to say, on the fifteenth day before the calends of November, being the second day of the week and the feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, he and the whole of his troops moved on to Waterford, an episcopal city. Here he found William Fitz-Aldelm, his senesehal, and Robert Fitz-Bernard, with some other persons of his household, whom he had sent before him from England. Here he also stayed for a period of fifteen days, and there came to him, at his command, the king of Cork, the king of Limerick, the king of Ossory, the king of Meath, Reginald de Waterford, and nearly all the principal men of Ireland, with the exception of the king of Connaught, who said that he was the rightful lord of the whole of Ireland. In addition to these, there came to the king of England, while staying here, all the archbishops, bishops, and abbats of the whole of Ireland, and acknowledged him as king and lord of Ireland, taking the oath of fealty to him and his heirs, and admitting his and their right of reigning over them for all time to come ; after which, they gave their charters to the same effect. After the example of the clergy, the above-named kings and principal men of Ireland received Henry, the king of England, in a similar manner, as lord and king of Ireland, and did homage to him, and swore fealty to him and his heirs against all men. It deserves to he known that, in Ireland, there are four archbishops and twenty-eight bishops, the names of whom, at this period, were as follows :—Gelasius was archbishop of Armagh, and primate of the whole of Ireland; under him he had eight suffragan bishops, whose names were as follow :—Odan, bishop,9 Maurice, bishop of Clogher, Malethias, bishop of Down, Nehemias, bishop of Derry, Gilbert, bishop of Raphoe, Thaddeus, bishop of Connor, Christian, bishop of Ardagh, and Eleutherius, bishop of Clonmacnoise. Donatus, archbishop of Cashel, had under him ten suffragan bishops, whose names were as follow :—Christian, bishop of Lismore, legate of the Apostolic See, the bishop of Emly, the bishop of Cloyne, the bishop of Ardmore, the bishop of Limerick,10 the bishop of Kildare, the Probably bishop of Meath : but it is not stated in the text. Nearly all these names are mis-spelt, and it is next to impossible to trace some of them. They are in a state of almost hopeless confusion. 1 0 This prelate is probably meant under the title " Lucapniarensii episcopus."

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