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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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ANNALS 0Γ BOGEB DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1184. to the king ; but, on his attempting to bring them, they refused to accompany him. In the same year, our lord the king gave to "William, the prior of the church of Saint Augustin, at Bristol, the bishopric of Bangor. In the same year, the priest Swerre, who was also called Birkebain, slew Magnus, king of Norway. In this year also, the astrologers both of Spain and Sicily, as also the diviners throughout almost the whole world, both Greek and Latin, wrote and set forth nearly one and the same opinion as to the conjunction of the planets. On this occasion, a certain astrologer, Corumphira byname, wrote to the following effect : Auguries from the' Conjunction of the Planets. " In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Almighty God hath known and the science of numbers hath disclosed, that the planets, both superior as well as inferior, will come in conjunction in Libra, that is to say in September, in the year from the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal and true God, one thousand one hundred and eighty-six; and in the year of the Arabians five hundred and eighty-two.3 2 During the year this conjunction will be preceded by a partial eclipse of the sun, which win be of a fiery colour ; this, taking place on the first hour of the twenty-first day of the month of April, will be preceded by a total eclipse of the moon, in the said month of April ; that is to say, on the fifth day thereof, and at the first hour of the night that shall precede "Wednesday ; this, if God shaB so will, nay rather because He does so will, shall so will, hath so willed, ^and will not cease so to wiU. Therefore, in the year before-named, the planets being, by the wiU of God, in Libra, that is to say, in an aerial and windy sign, the Dragon also contributing as a cause thereto, a wondrous earthquake will take place, and especially in those regions in which such things have been in the habit of taking place, and will destroy certain places that have been subject to earthquakes and liable to the mischances of utter ruin. For in the parts of the East there shaU arise a mighty wind, and with its strong blasts it shaU blacken the air and shaB corrupt it with its " If he «dindes to the Hegira, he is wrong here; A.D . 1186 would be the 564th year of the Hegira.


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