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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 408



Λ. α. ΙίΤο. SITKREITDEE OP THE CASTLE OF BRISTOL. 397 Bummons in the same manner as the clergy of his own province did. At this synod also, the clergy of the church of Saint Asaph requested the archbishop of Canterbury, that by virtue of the obedience due to him, he would order Godfrey, bishop of the church of Saint Asaph, to return to that see, with the pontifical dignity of which he was invested, or else that the abovenamed archbishop would appoint another bishop in his place. Tor this Godfrey had left his bishopric, being compelled so to do by poverty, and the hostile invasions of the Welch ; and coming into England, had been kindly and honorably received by the most Christian king Henry ; who also gave the vacant abbacy of Abingdon into his charge, until such time as he should be at liberty to return to his own see. In consequence of this application, the said archbishop of Canterbury, at the instance of the before-named clergy, and by the advice of Alexander, the Supreme Pontiff, as also by the counsel of his venerable brother bishops, at this synod, called upon the said Godfrey, in virtue of his obedience, either to return to his own see, or else freely and absolutely to deliver up the pastoral care which had been placed in bis hands. Upon this, Godfrey, being in hopes that the abbacy of Abingdon, which had been delivered into his charge, would remain in his hands, no one compelling him so to do, resigned his bishopric into the hands of the archbishop of Canterbury, freely and absolutely delivering up to him the ring and pastoral staff. And so, being deceived, he lost them both ; for the king gave the bishopric of Saint Asaph to Master Ada, a Welchman, and the abbacy of Abingdon to a certain monk. , Robert, earl of Gloucester, at tins period surrendered to the king of England the castle of Bristol, of which the king had never before been able to gain possession. In the same year, on the octave of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, both the kings came to Woodstock, and were met there by Bichard, archbishop of Canterbury, Bichard, bishop of Winchester, Reginald, bishop of Bath, Jocelyn, bishop of Salisbury, Roger, bishop of Worcester, Geoffrey, bishop of Ely, John, bishop of Chichester, Walter, bishop of Rochester, Bartholomew, bishop of Exeter, and Hugh, bishop of Durham, who had come thither on business of their own. There also came thither all


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