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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
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A.D . 1182. LETTER OP POPE LUCIUS. 15 in writing by the king his son, and released him and his brothers from all covenants made between them in the time of the war. In the same year, pope Lucius the Third ordained John Cumin priest, on the third day before the ides of March, at Veletri ; and afterwards consecrated him archbishop of Dublin at the same place, on the sixth day before the calends of April, being Palm Sunday. In the same year, at the urgent request of the envoys of the king of Scotland, namely, Jocelyn, bishop of Glasgow, Arnold, abbat of Melrose, Osbert, abbat of Kelso,2 1 and Walter, prior of Saint Columba of the Isle, pope Lucius the Third absolved William king of Scotland from the sentence of excommunication,, and his kingdom from the interdict, at the palace of the Lateran, at Eome, in presence of his cardinals, namely, Peter de Pavia, bishop of Tusculanum, the bishop of Premeste, Albert, his chancellor, Jacinto, Hugesun, Peter de Bova, master Vivianus, Peiner the Great, Chinchechapel, Beiner the Little, Hardesrun, Hardewin, and Matthew of Anjou. After having so done, he delivered letters of absolution to the before-mentioned envoys of the king of Scotland, to the following effect :— The letter of pope Lucius on the absolution of William, Icing of Scotland. " Lucius, the bishop, servant of the servants of God, to his venerable brethren the bishops, and the abbats, clergy, and people throughout Scotland, health and the Apostolic benediction. Inasmuch as the Apostle has directed that deference shall be paid to kings as being of exalted station, it is worthy and consistent with reason that we should pay them the highest honor as our most dearly beloved sons, and, in performance of our duty to Saint Peter and the holy Church of Borne, give all attention to their just desires. And whereas we have heard that because our dearly beloved son in Christ, William, the illustrious king of the Scots, was inexorably opposed to the election and consecration of our venerable brother bishop John, by virtue of letters of pope Alexander, our predecessor, of holy memory, Boger, archbishop of York, of happy memory, and the before-named bishop pronounced sentence of excommunication against him and his realm, and certain persons in his kingdom. And whereas our venerable brother Jocelyn, « Called " Kelron" in the text. The abbat is called " Kalkoensis" shortly after.


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