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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. KING ΠΕΝΕΤ SAILS FOE NOEMANDT. 383 for Huntingdon, and laid siege to the castle, which was surrendered to him on the Lord's day following, being the twelfth day before the calends of August. The knights and men-at-arms who were in the castle threw themselves on the king's mercy, safety being granted to life and limb. Immediately upon this, the king departed thence with his army towards Fremingham,31 the castle of earl Hugh Bigot; where the earl himself was, with a large body of Flemings. The king, on drawing nigh to Freniingham, encamped at a place which is called Seleham, and remained there that night. On the following day, earl Hugh Bigot came to him, and, making a treaty of peace with him, surrendered to him the castle of Fremingham, and the castle of Bungay, and with considerable difficulty obtained the king's permission that the Flemings who were with him might without molestation return home. At this place, the horse of Tostes de Saint Orner, a knight of the Temple, struck the king on the leg, and injured him considerably. On the following day, namely, on the seventh day before the calends of August, the king departed from Seleham, and proceeded to Northampton ; on his arrival at which place William, king of tho Scots, was brought to him, with his feet fastened beneath a horse's belly. There also came to him Hugh, bishop of Durham, who delivered to him possession of the castle of Durham, the castle of Norham, and the new castle of Alverton, which he had fortified, and, after considerable difficulty, obtained permission that his nephew, the count de Bar, and the knights who had come with him, might return to their own country. Roger de Mowbray also came thither to him, and surrendered to him the castle of Tresk," and the earl of Ferrers delivered up to him the castles of Tutesbury,33 and of Duffield ; Anketill Mallory also and William de Dive, Constables of the earl of Leicester, surrendered to him the castles of Leicester, of Mountsorrel, and of Groby. Thus then, within the space of three weeks, was the whole of England restored to tranquillity, and all its fortified places delivered into the king's hands. These matters being arranged to his satisfaction, he speedily crossed over from England to Normandy, and landed at Barbeflet on the sixth day before the ides of August, being the fifth day of the week, 31 Framlingham, in Suffolk. » Thirsk. 3 3 Tutbury.


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