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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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The Letter of Roland, lishop-elect of Dól, and Silvanus, allât of Rievaulx, to pope Lucius. ι " To the reverend father and lord, Lucius, by the grace of God, supreme and universal Pontiff, Poland, by the like grace, bishop-elect of Dol, servant of his Holiness, the foster-child of the Apostolic See, and the least of the sub-deacons, and Silvanus, appointed abbat of Bievaulx, the respect of duteous obedience. After we had presented to bishop Hugh the letters which that bishop charges with being forged, and those in which the case is stated at length, and proposed, on receiving leave of our lord the king of the Scots, to return home with all haste, our lord the king entreated me, the bishop-elect of Dol, with earnestness and anxiety, to pass by the way of the lord bishop John, and, as a mark of his favour, to make him an offer on his behalf of the bishopric of Dunkeld, with the yearly revenues which he had before received in the bishopric of Saint Andrew's, together with an increase of forty marks to be received yearly, as also the office of chancellor to the king ; and he further added that he would restore to him and his every thing he had taken away, with the exception only of what he knew to have already come to his hands, and would restore them to the fulness of his favour, in the same manner as had been previously offered him. He also desired that the said bishop John would burn all documents that had been obtained upon the matter of Saint Andrew's from your predecessor Alexander, of pious memory. He also gave his sanction that bishop Hugh should be transferred to the bishopric of Glasgow, if bishop John should refuse to consent on other terms, and if that could not be brought about, still he would agree to what he had offered. On making offer of all these things in presence of Hugh, the lord bishop of Durham, to our lord John, he courteously acceded thereto on these terms : namely, that he would never allow bishop Hugh to remain in the enjoyment of the bishopric of Saint Andrew's. He was also willing that the documents before-mentioned should be put aside in some place, so that he could never make use of them against the king's wishes. Upon this, we returned to the king's presence, while bishop John waited for us near Rokelburg ; M on which the king informed us that it would give him great pleasure if bishop Hugh could remain in the bishopric *· Roxburgh.


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