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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.
page 62



A.D. 1186. HOSTILITIES OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND AND FRANCE. 61 he is not to lend his royal ear to their -words. Given at Verona, on the second day before the calends of August." On the authority therefore of this letter, Jocelyn, bishop of Glasgow, and his colleagues, when the time drew nigh which had been appointed by the Supreme Pontiff for the hearing of the before-named bishops of Dunkeld and Saint Andrew's, summoned the before-named bishops a first, second, and third time to set out upon their journey : on which the bishop of Dunkeld came, but the bishop of Saint Andrew's, staying beyond the time, delayed coming, whereupon the above-named iudges delegate suspended him from the episcopal duties, and then, in consequence of his contumacy, according to the tenor of the Apostolic mandate, excommunicated him. In the same year, Philip, king of Prance, demanded of Henry, king of England, the charge of the daughter of Geoffrey, earl of Brittany, whom at his death he left his heir ; a thing which the king of England would on no account comply with, but sent to him "Walter, archbishop of Bouen, "William de Mandeville, earl of Aumarle, and Eanulph de Glanvule, the justiciary of England, at whose instance the king of France made a truce, and promised to keep the peace until the feast of Saint Hilary then next ensuing. In the same year, Bichard de Vais, a knight of the king of France, fortified a castle in his vili of Vais, between Gisors and Trie ; on seeing which, Henry de Vere, constable of Gisors, under the before-named William,earl of Aumarle, took it amiss, and, wishing to impede the work if he possibly could, came thither with his people ; on which the men of the before-named Richard de Vais went out to meet him, and an engagement taking place, Rader, the son of Richard de Vais, was slain, and after many men of the said Richard had been wounded, they took to flight. The said Henry de Vere, however, not daring to return to Gisors, went to Richard, earl of Poitou. On this becoming known to the king of France, he ordered that all who belonged to the territories of the king of England, both clergy and laymen, who should be found in his dominions, should be taken in custody, together with all their chattels. On the other hand, the bailiffs of the king of England, in the parts beyond sea, did the like as to the subjects of the king of France and their chattels, which were found in their respective bailiwicks. But shortly after, at the suggestion of his followers, the king of France gave orders that the subjects of


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