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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 135

ANNALS OP BOG EE BE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1189. land, on the eleventh day of December, being the second day of the week, crossed over from Dover to Calais, in Flanders, whither Philip, earl of Flanders, came to meet him, and, receiving him with congratulations, escorted him with a safe conduct to Normandy. There also crossed over with the king, the cardinal John of Anagni, Walter, archbishop of Rouen, Henry, bishop of Bayeux, and John, bishop of Evreux. Hugh, bishop of Durham, and WiBiam, bishop of Ely, remained in England as chief justiciaries; with whom, before his departure, the king had associated Hugh Bardolph, WiBiam Marshal, Geoffrey Fitz-Peter, and WiBiam Bruyère. The king also delivered to WiBiam, bishop of Ely, his chanceBor, one of his seals, by virtue of which he ordered his commands to be carried out in his kingdom ; he also gave urto his charge the Tower of London. He also gave nito the charge of Hugh, bishop of Durham, the castle of Windsor, with the forests and the earldom of the county. Immediately after the king had passed over, a dispute arose between the before-named bishops of Durham and Ely, which of them was to occupy the highest place ; for the thing that pleased the one, displeased the other. So true it is that " AB authority is impatient of a partner;" and, not to go further for an Blustration, " The first waBs were steeped in a brother's blood."« In the month of November, in the same year, without issue, died WilBam, king of SicBy, the dukedom of ApuBa, and the principaBty of Capua, at Palermo, in SicBy. This WilBam, king of Sicily, a long time before his death, had given Constance, the daughter of Roger, the former king of SicBy, his aunt, in marriage to Henry, king of Germany, and afterwards emperor of the Romans, and had made her his heir to succeed him on the throne of Sicily, if he should die without issue ; and this he caused to be confirmed by the oaths of the principal men of the kingdom. However, on the death of long WiUiam, Tancred, count de la Liche, his cousin, usurped the kingdom of SicBy, contrary to the oath of fealty which he had taken to the before-named Constance. On this, Henry, emperor of the Romans, sent a large army into ApuBa, under the command of the archbishop of Mentz and Henry Teste ; who, after burning many cities, and overthrowing many towns, « " Fraterno primi roaduerunt sanguine muri ;" alluding to the death of Remus at the hands of his brother Romulus, or of Celer, his lieutenant, on the walls of infant Rome.

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