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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 424

A.D. 117C. SIAEUIAGE OF TH E PBINCESS JOANNA. 413 The king, the son, on his return, upon coming to Poitiers, took Adam de Chirehedowne, his vice-chancellor, who was a clerk of Geoffrey, the prior of Beverley, chancellor of the king, the son, and caused him to be beaten with sticks, charging him with having disclosed his secret counsels to the king, his father; and after being thus beaten, he had him led naked through the streets of the city of Poitiers, while, being still whipped, proclamation was made by the voice of a herald, " Thus does he deserve to be disgraced who reveals the secrets of his master." In the same year, there came to England, from "William, king of Sicily, the bishop of Troia, the archbishop elect of Capua, and count Plorio, as envoys to Henry, king of England, the father, and asked of him his daughter Joanna in marriage for "William, king of Sicily, their, master. A council upon the matter being accordingly held in London, the king, the father, with the consent of all the bishops, earls, and barons of the kingdom, gave his daughter to the king of Sicily. And with this assent, the king first sent to the king of Sicily the bishop of Troia, John, bishop of Norwich, Paris, archdeacon of Rochester, Baldwin Bulot, and Richard de Camville ; and in the meantime prepared for his daughter, Joanna, the things necessary for her equipment and journey. After these wero all completed in a becoming manner, the king sent his daughter, Joanna, to be married to "William, the king of Sicily. When she had arrived at Palermo, in Sicily, together with Gilles, bishop of Evreux, and the other envoys of our lord, the king, the whole city welcomed them, and lamps, so many and so large, were lighted up, that the city almost seemed to be on fire, and the rays of the stars could in no way bear comparison with the brilliancy of such a light : for it was * by night that they entered the city of Palermo. The said daughter of the king of England was then escorted, mounted on one of the king's horses, and resplendent with regal garments, to a certain palace, that there she might in becoming state await the day of her marriage and coronation. After the expiration of a few days from this time, the before-named daughter of the king of England was married to William, king of Sicily, and solemnly crowned at Palermo, in the royal chapel there, in presence of Gules, bishop of Evrcux, and the envoys of the king of England, who had been

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