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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 483



Accordingly, he was pronounced by the aforesaid cardinal and the bishops who were with him a manifest heretic, and condemned; and they gave orders that his property should be confiscated, and that the castles which he possessed, lofty and of great beauty, should be levelled with the ground. Upon seeing himself thus condemned, and his property confiscated, ho eame to the cardinal and the bishops, his associates, and prostrating himself at their feet, asked pardon, and, penance being enjoined him, was led naked and scourged through the streets and lanes of the city. After this, he swore that he would go to Jerusalem, and remain there three years in the service of God, and if after the said three years he should return home, his possessions were to be restored to him, on condition, however, that his castles should be levelled, in testimony of his heretical depravity ; he was also to give to the count of Toulouse five hundred pounds of silver. On these things taking place, many of the heretics, fearing lest they might be dealt with in a similar manner, came to the cardinal and his associates, and secretly confessing their errors and asking pardon, obtained mercy. In the meanwhile, it eame to their ears, that certain false brethren, namely, Raymond, Bernard, the son of Baymond, and certain other heresiarehs, transforming themselves into angels of light, while they were those of Satan, and preaching what was contrary to the Christian faith, led astray the minds of many by their false preaching, and had dragged them with themselves to heB. These being summoned to come into the presence of the cardinal and his associates, for the purpose of making confession of their faith, made answer that they would come before them if they should have a safe conduct in going and returning. A safe conduct, in going and returning, being accordingly given to them, they came before the above-named cardinal, and the bishops, barons, clergy and people who were present, and produced before them a certain paper in which they had written down the articles of their faith. On their reading this at length, there seemed to be in it certain expressions of a suspicious nature, which, unless more fully expressed, might possibly conceal the heresy they had preached. When one of them attempted to explain the articles so written, and to speak in Latin, he was barely able to


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