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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 429



418 AHNAXS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1176. abide by their decision, and that neither of them •would in the meantime seek to do any harm or injury to the other. In the same year, "William, earl of Gloucester, son of earl Robert, brother of the empress, gave his daughter in marriage to John, the son of the king of England, together with the earldom of Gloucester, in case he should be able to marry the said damsel with the sanction of our lord the pope. In return for this grant, the king of England, the father, gave to the elder daughters of the said earl two hundred pounds of yearly revenues in England, namely, to the wife of Amaurus, earl of Evreux, one hundred pounds, and to the wife of Richard, earl of Clare, one hundred pounds. In the same year died Philip, brother of Louis, king of the Franks, and archbishop of Rheims, and was succeeded by William, archbishop of Sens, he making this exchange of archbishoprics with the permission of Alexander, the Supreme Pontiff. In this year also, master John88 of Salisbury, formerly a clerk, and attached to the household of Saint Thomas of Canterbury, the martyr, was made bishop of Chartres. In this year also, our lord the king of England, the father, gave Ireland to his son John. In the same year died Richard, earl of Striguil, whom our lord the king had made justiciary of Ireland ; upon which our lord the king appointed in his room William Fitz-Aldelm, who took possession for the king of all the fortified places which the aforesaid earl had possessed in Ireland. In the same year, William, earl of Arundel, departed this life, and was succeeded by his son William. In this year also died William de Courcy, justiciary of Normandy, and was succeeded by William Fitz-Ralph. In this year also, Frederic, emperor of the Romans, assembled a large army of Germans and Alemannians, and fought a battle near Securo, between Cumaî and Milan, with the Lombards, which lasting from morning until the evening, the emperor, having lost the greater part of his army, was put to flight ; and among the others whom he lost, his standard-bearer was taken prisoner, and, with many others, was placed by the Lombards in confinement. In this year also the king, the father, caused the castle and fortifications of Leicester to be destroyed, as also the castle of Groby, the castle of Tresk,8 9 the castle of Malesart, the new 83 of The most learned scholar of his age, and author the treatise " De nugis curialium, et de vestigiis Philosophorum," and other works. •* Thirsk.


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