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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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matter annoy him or his church, or any one in his bishopric, until the cause should have been first taken open eognizancc of in due course of judgment. In the year of grace 1175, being the twenty-first year of the reign of king Henry the Second, son of the empress Matilda, the said king was at Argenton, in Normandy, during the festival of the Nativity of our Lord. At the Purification of Saint Mary, he and the king, his son, were at Le Mans, whence they returned into Normandy, and held a conference with Louis, king of the Franks, at Gisors. Having come thence to Bure in Normandy, the king, the son, in order that he might remove all mistrust from his father's mind, did homage to him as his liegeman, and swore fealty to him against all men, in the presence of Botrod, archbishop of Bouon, Henry, bishop of Bayeux, William, earl of MandcviUo, and Bichard de Humez, lus constable, and many other persons of the household of both kings. At the festival of Easter, the two kings were at Caesar's Burgh,36 and, after Easter, they proceeded to Caen to meet Philip, earl of Flanders, who shortly before had assumed the cross of the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The king, the father, prevailed upon him to release the king, the son, from all covenants which he had made with him during the period of the hostilities ; and the earl of Flanders delivered into the king's hands the documents of the king, the son, which he had relative to the above-named covenants. On this, they confirmed to the earl the yearly revenues which he had been in the habit of receiving in England before the war. The king, the father, also sent his son Bichard into Poitou, and his son Geoffrey into Brittany, with orders that the eastlcs which had been built or fortified during the time of the war, should be reduced to the same state in which they were fifteen days before the war began. After this, the king, the father, and the king, the son, crossed over, and landed in England, at Portsmouth, on the seventh day before the ides of May, being the sixth day of the week. On coming to London, they found Bichard, archbishop of Canterbury, about to hold a synod at Westminster on the Lord's day before the Ascension of our Lord ; to which synod came nearly aH the bishops and abbats of the province of Canterbury. Before the kings above-named, 3 6 Cherbourg.


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