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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 529



518 ANNALS OF SOGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1179. preceded him, bearing the golden crown -with which the said PhBip was to be crowned, in right of the dukedom of Normandy. Philip, earl of Planders, also walked before, bearing before him the sword of the kingdom. Other dukes, counts, ami barons also preceded and followed him, each being appointed to perform some duty therein, according as the king had commanded them. But king Louis, his father, labouring under old age and a paralytic malady, was unable to be present at his coronation ; for, as he was returning from England and staying at Saint Denis, being struck by a sudden chill, he had an attack of paralysis, and lost the use of the right side of his body. In the same year died Boger, bishop of Worcester, at Tours, where he was buried. In this year, also, died William, earl of Aumarle, and was buried in his abbey at Tornetun.49 In this year, the people of Tuscany, Pisa, and Lucca, and the citizens of Pistoia and of Florence, with the people of the Val d'Arno, and Ugolino de VaBe Spoleta, entered into a confederacy to take, by stratagem, Christian, archbishop of Mcntz, chancellor of Frederic, the emperor of the Eomans ; who, after peace was made between our lord the pope and the said emperor, at the Bialto, at Venice, had remained in Tuscany, and by grievous exactions had reduced the people to a distressed state. Having accordingly arranged their plans, they invited Conrad, the son of William, marquis of Montferrat, to meet them, in order that he might take the chancellor by stratagem, as he greatly hated him, though he had lately made peace with him. Accordingly, at the instigation of the rest, and at the request of the emperor Manuel, who promised him the possession or abundant wealth if he should capture the before-named chanceBor, Conrad came with a strong force to the city of Camerina, • whither the chancellor had come with a few of his followers, and laying hands on him made him prisoner, and, putting him in irons, carried him away with him, and first incarcerated him in a castle which bears the name of Santo Flaviano, and next imprisoned him at Bocca Venaise, and a third time at Aguapendente ; then, delivering him into the charge of his brother, Boniface, Conrad himseB set out for Constantinople to visit the emperor Manuel, at whose suggestion he had taken the before-mentioned chanceBor. As he did not dare to return « Qy. if Taunton.'


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