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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 383

372 ANNALS OF ROGER BE HOTEDEN. A.D. 1173. proached, the earl of Chester and Ealph de Fougères went forth to meet them. In consequence of this, preparations were made for battle ; the troops were drawn out in battle array, and everything put in readiness for the combat. Accordingly, the engagement having commenced, the enemies of the king of England were routed, and the men of Brittany were laid prostrate and utterly defeated. The earl, however, and Balph de Fougères, with many of the most powerful men of Brittany, shut themselves up in the fort of Dol, which they had taken by stratagem ; 1 9 on which, the Brabanters besieged them on every side, on the thirteenth day before the calends of September, being the second day of the week. In this battle there were taken by the Brabanters seventeen knights remarkable for their valour, whose names were as follows : Hascuil de Saint Hilaire, William Patrick, Patrick de la Laude, Haimer de Falaise, Geoffrey Farcy, William de Rulent, Balph de Sens, John Boteler, Vicaire de Dol, William des Loges, William de la Motte, Bobert de Treham, Payen Cornute, Reginald Pincun, Reginald de Champ Lambert, and Eudo Bastard.19* Besides these, many others were captured, both horse and foot, and more than fifteen hundred of the Bretons were slain. Now, on the day after this capture and slaughter, " Eumour, than which nothing in speed more swift exists,"2 0 reached the ears of the king of England, who, immediately setting out on his march towards Dol, arrived there on the fifth day of the week, and immediately ordered his stone-engines, and other engines of war, to be got in readiness. The earl of Chester, however, and those who were with him in the fort, being unable to defend it, surrendered it to the king, on the seventeenth day before the calends of September, being the Lord's Day ; and, in like manner, the whole of Brittany, with all its fortresses, was restored to him, and its chief men were carried into captivity. In the fortress of Dol many knights and yeomen were taken prisoners, whose names were as follow : Hugh, earl of Chester, Ealph de Pougeres, William de Fougères, Hamo21 1 9 Our author evidently intends a pun heie. " Incluserunt se infra turrim Doli, quam dolo ceperant." 1S * There are but sixteen named here. 2 0 A quotation from Virgil— " Fama, malum quo non aliud velocius ullura Mobilitate viget." 2 1 Most of these names are evidently corrupt. After this name follows " Ceones," evidently part of some other name.

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