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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 . 1176. TRUCE BETWEEN THE ARCHBISHOPS. 417 cross surmounted by the words "Divina favente dementia Wil lielmus rex Siciliœ et ducatus Apuliae et principatus Capuae." " By the favour of the Divine mercy, William, king of Sicily, of Hie dukedom of Apulia, and of the principality of Capua." The cross is supported by the following words. " Hoc signum sibi prseferri a vexillifero facit cum ad bellum aliquod procedit." " Tfiis sign he causes to be borne before him by his standard-bearer when he goes forth to battle."] In the same year pope Alexander sent Vivianus, cardinal priest, as legate from the Apostolic See to Scotland and the adjoining islands, and Ireland and Norway, to hear causes ecclesiastical, and to determine the same according as God should assist him therein. When he arrived in England, our lord the king sent to him Bichard, bishop of Winchester, and Geoffrey, bishop of Ely, to ask him by whose authority he had presumed to enter his kingdom without his permission. Upon this question being put to him, the above-named cardinal was greatly alarmed, and, to give satisfaction to the king, made oath that he would do nothing connected with his legateship against his wishes ; upon which, liberty was given him to pass through the kingdom into Scotland, and our lord the king found his escort and expenses untB he arrived in the dominions of the king of Scotland. In the same year, Geoffrey, bishop of Ely, was charged before the king by Roger, archbishop of York, with having laid violent hands upon him at the before-mentioned synod, which Hugezun was to have held at London; however, he proved his innocence, by declaring on his word of truth that he had not laid violent hands on him, and the same was attested by the above-named archbishop of Canterbury, on the Word of our Lord ; whereupon Eoger, archbishop of York, and Geoffrey, bishop of Ely, were reconciled. In addition to this, at the urgent request of our lord the king, the archbishops of Canterbury and York agreed to terms between them for the space of five years, both as to the dispute which existed between them relative to the blows iniBetcd on the archbishop of York, as weB as the other questions whieh were the causes of contention between them and their churches, submitting themselves entirely to the arbitration and decision of the archbishop of Rouen and of the bishops of the kingdom of France ; and they made oath that they would VOL. I. EE


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