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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 396



A.D. 1174. CONFERENCE BETWEEN* HENRY AND HIS SONS. he would return to confer with the king of England on making peace between him and his sons. The king of France, how ever, did not keep his engagement and his oath, and did not come on the following day to the conference, but departed into his own territories. However, after the expiration of a few days, he again sent the above-named archbishop of Sens and earl Theobald to the king of England, appointing a day for the conference, to be held at Gisors, on the Nativity of Saint Mary. When they met there they could not come to an agreement, on account of Richard, carl of Poitou, who was at this time in Poitou, be sieging the castles and subjects of his father. In consequence of this, they again held another conference between them, upon the festival of Saint Michael, between Tours and Amboise, on which occasion they agreed to a truce on these terms : that the said Richard, earl of Poitou, should be excluded from all benefit of the truce, and that the king of France and the king of England, the son, should give him no succour what ever. Upon these arrangements being made on either side, the king of England, the father, moved on his army into Poitou ; on which, Richard, earl of roitou, his son, not daring to await his approach, fled from place to place. When he afterwards eame to understand that the king of France, and the king, his brother, had excluded him from the benefit of the truce, he was greatly indignant thereat; and, coming with tears, he fell on his face upon the ground at the feet of his father, and imploring pardon, was received into his father's bosom. These events took place at Poitou, on the eleventh day before the calends of October, being the second day of the week ; and thus, the king and his son Richard becoming reconciled, they entered the city of Poitou. After this, they both set out together for a conference held between Tours and Amboise, on the day before the calends of October, being the second day of the week and the day after the feast of Saint Michael. Here the king, the son, and Richard and Geoffrey, his brothers, by the advice and consent of the king and barons of France, made the treaty of peace underwritten with the king their father : "B e it known unto all present as well as to come, that, by the will of God, peace has been made between our lord the king and his sons, Henry, Richard, and Geoffrey, on the VOL. ι. c c


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