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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 88

A.D. 1188. HOSTILITIES OF THE KING OF FRANCE. army, entered Berry, and took Chateau Eaoul, which the burgesses surrendered to him; and, proceeding thence, nearly the whole of Berry was delivered up to him, with the exception of Luches, and the other castles, demesnes of the king of England. Buchard of Vendôme also surrendered to the king of France, with his lands and castles, and became his adherent. On the king of England making enquiry why this was done, he was told that the king of France was acting thus in revenge for the injuries that Bichard, earl of Poitou, had done to himself and the count of Saint GiBes. Having, therefore, held counsel with his trusty advisers, the king of England sent Baldwin, archbishop of Canterbury, and Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, to the king of France ; that they might, at least, by words and exhortations, assuage the anger and indignation which, in his mind, he had conceived against him. These prelates being unable to succeed in their object, the king of England crossed over from England to Normandy, and landed at Harfleur on the fifth day before the ides of July; and going thence to Alençon, levied a great army in Normandy and the rest of his territories. Many of the Welch also accompanied him to Normandy as mercenaries. In the meantime, llichard, earl of Poitou, having raised a considerable force, marched into Berry ; on hearing of whose approach, the king of France gave Chateau Baoul into the charge of William des Barres, and he himself returned into France. On this, earl Bichard ravaged the lands of the earls and barons who had given in their adhesion to the king of France, and took many of them prisoners. The king of France, however, in consequence of the arrival of the king of Eng land, did not dare to move out of France, but direeted his army to lay waste the territories of the king of England. On this, Philip, bishop of Beauvais, entered Normandy with an army, and ravaged with fire BlangeviBe, a town belonging to the earl of Auch, and Aumarle, a castle of William, earl of MandeviBe, together with the adjoining provinces. The king of France also burned the town of Trou, and the whole of the fortress there, but could not gain possession thereof; how ever, he took forty of the knights of the king of England. On the other hand, Bichard, earl of Poitou, took an extremely weB fortified place, which is caBed Les Boches, beyond Trou, towards Vendôme, and captured in that place twenty-five knights and sixty yeomen.

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