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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 386

A.D. 1173. KING HENRY ARRIVES IN ANJOU. 375 When, however, they heard of the arrival of the earl of Leicester in England, they were greatly alarmed, and laying all other matters aside, gave and received a truee from the king of Scotland, and, after hostages were delivered on both sides for the preservation of peaee until the feast of Saint Hilary, hastened with all possible speed to Saint Edmund's. Thither also came to them Eeginald, earl of Cornwall, the king's uncle, Robert, earl of Gloucester, and William, earl of Arundel, On the approach of the festival of All Saints, the above-named earl of Leicester withdrew from Fremingham for the purpose of marching to Leicester, and êame with his army to a place near St. Edmund's, which is known as Fornham, situate on a piece of marshy ground, not far from the church of Saint Genevieve. On his arrival being known, the earls, with a considerable force, and Humphrey de Bohun with three hundred knights, soldiers of the king, went forth armed for battle to meet the earl of Leicester, carrying before them the banner of Saint Edmund the king and Martyr as their standard. The ranks being drawn up in battle array, by virtue of the aid of God and of his most glorious Martyr Saint Edmund, they attacked the line in which the earl of Leicester had taken his position, and in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, the earl of Leicester was vanquished and taken prisoner, as also his wife and Hugh des Chateaux, a nobleman of the kingdom of France, and all their might was utterly crushed. There fell in this battle more than ten thousand Flemings, while all the rest were taken prisoners, and being thrown into prison in irons, were there starved to death. As for the earl of Leicester and his wife and Hugh des Chateaux, and the rest of the more wealthy men who were captured with them, they were sent into Normandy to the king the father ; on which the king placed them in confinement at Falaise, and Hugh, earl of Chester, with them. On the feast of Saint Martin, king Henry, the father, entered Anjou with his army, and shortly after Geoffrey, lord of Hay, surrendered to ruin the castle of Hay. After this there were surrendered to him the castle of Pruilly and the castle of Campigny, which Robert de Ble had held against him. In this castle there were many knights and men-at-arms taken pri soners, whose names were as follow : Haimeric de Ble, Baldwin de Brisehaie, Hugh de Laloc, Hugh de Danars, HughDelamotte,

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