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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 473



462 ANNALS OF BOGEB BE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1177. of the marquis Albert, a man of noble rank, great and powerful, and chamberlain of the emperor himself, in presence of the principal ecclesiastics and laymen of the kingdom of Germany, publicly made oath upon his soul, while touching the holy Evangelists, in our presence and before an innumerable concourse of persons, to the effect that after the said emperor -had Come to Venice, all questions and disputes being set at rest, he would make peace with the Church as the same had been arranged and agreed upon by our brethren and his principal men, and peace with our most dearly beloved son in Christ William, the illustrious king of Sicily, for fifteen years, and a truce with the Lombards for the space of six years, to be ratified by oath upon his soul, as also by his principal men, according to the contents of the charter containing the said treaties of peace and truce. Also, the chief men of the kingdom of Germany, namely, our venerable brethren the archbishops of Magdeburg and Cologne, and Christian, the so-called archbishop of Mentz, and certain others, then made oath for themselves upon their souls to the same effect. On the ninth day before the calends of August the before-named emperor, as had been arranged and agreed upon, came to the church of Saint Nicholas, which is one mile distant from Venice, where, both he, as also the archbishops, bishops, and other principal men of Germany, renouncing their schism, were thereby rendered deserving of the benefit of absolution at the hands of our brethren the bishops and cardinals at our command, certain other persons being there present. After this, they came to Venice, and there before the church of Saint Mark the before-named emperor, in the presence of an innumerable concourse of men and women, who returned thanks and rendered praises with the -loudest acclamations, humbly and reverently paid obedience and respect to ourselves as Supreme Pontiff ; and having received from us the kiss of peace dutifully took his place at our right hand, and with the respect and devotedness which was our due, led us into the church as far as the altar. On the following day, being the feast of Saint James, at the request of the said emperor, we came to the aforesaid chureh of Saint Mark to perform the solemnity of the mass, and on our arriving there the before-named emperor came forth from the church to meet us, and having dutifully taken his place at our right hand, led us into the church, and after the celebration of the mass, walked


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