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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 137



136 ANNALS OP ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D 1190. to employ the same in the service of God. And because they could not be in readiness at Easter, the time previously appointed, they postponed setting out for Jerusalem till the feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, determming that then without fail they would be at Vezelay. In the same year, on the vigil of the Epiphany of our Lord, a great dissension arose between Geoffrey, archbishop elect of York, and Henry, the dean of that church, and Bucard, the treasurer. Eor the said archbishop elect having expressed a desire to be present at vespers in the metropolitan church on such a solemn occasion, the said Henry and Bucard would not wait for him, but began vespers; consequently, when the said archbishop elect came into the choir, together with Hamo, the pnecentor, and some other canons of the church, he was greatly indignant thereat, and immediately ordered silence, the prsecentor ordering to the like effect ; while, on the other hand, the dean and treasurer gave orders that they should sing on ; however, in consequence of the orders of the archbishop elect and prsecentor, all kept silence; on which the archbishop elect was beginning vespers again, when the treasurer ordered the tapers to be extinguished. These being put out and the vespers brought to a close, the archbishop elect complained before God, the clergy, and the people, of the injury which the dean and treasurer had done him, and suspended them and the church from the celebration of Divine service, until such time as they should have given him satisfaction for the same. On the following day, when aU the people of the city resorted after their usual custom to the metropolitan church, that there, on account of the solemnity of the day, they might more becomingly hear Divine service, both the archbishop elect and the said dean and treasurer ought to have been in the choir, together with the canons of the said church, to make peace and reconciliation between themselves; however, the dean and treasurer refused to make any satisfaction to their archbishop elect for such and so great a transgression, but spoke contemptuously of him ; in consequence of which the populace were enraged against them, and were desirous to make an attack on them, but the archbishop elect would not allow them. On this," in great alarm, they fled from before the face of the people, and one of them took refuge at the tomb of Saint William, and the other betook himself to the house of the dean ; while


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