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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.
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A.D. 1174. THE EATÏT. OF FERRERS SACKS NOTTINGHAM. 377 to the above-named king of the Scots three hundred marks of silver from the lands of the barons of Northumberland, for granting a truce from the feast of Saint Hilary until the end of Easter. In the meantime, Eoger de Mowbray fortified his çastle at a Kinardeferie, in Axholme ; and Hugh, bishop of Durham, fortified the castle of Alverton.2 4 After Easter, breaking the truce, Henry, the son of the king of England, and Philip, earl of Flanders, having raised a large army, determined to come over to England. In the meantime, William, king of the Scots, came into Northumberland with a large force, and there with his Scotch and Galloway men committed execrable deeds. For his men ripped asunder pregnant women, and, dragging forth the embryos, tossed them upon the points of lances. Infants, children, youths, aged men, all of both sexes, from the highest to the lowest, they slew alike without mercy or ransom. The priests and clergy they murdered in the very churches upon the altars. Consequently, wherever the Scots and the Galloway men came, horror and carnage prevailed. Shortly after, the king of the Scots sent his brother David to Leicester, in order to assist the troops of the earl of Leicester ; but before he arrived there, Reginald, earl of Cornwall, and Richard de Lacy, justiciary of England, had burned the city of Leicester to the ground, together with its churches and buildings, with the exception of the castle. After Pentecost, Anketill Mallory, the constable of Leicester, fought a battle with the burgesses of Northampton, and defeated them, taking more than two hundred prisoners, and slaying a considerable number. Shortly after, Robert, earl of ,Ferrers, together with the knights of Leicester, came at daybreak to Nottingham, a royal town, which Reginald de Lucy had in his charge ; and having taken it, sacked it, and then set it on fire, carrying away with him the burgesses thereof. At this period, Geoffrey, bishop elect of Lincoln, son of king Henry,2 5 took the castle of Kinardeferie, and levelled it with the ground. Also, Robert29 de Mowbray, the con 23 24 In Lincolnshire. North Allerton, in Yorkshire. 2 5 His eldest illegitimate son. 2 8 Called above, Roger : which is the name given by the other chro niclers.


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