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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 140



Α.Π. 1190. ATTEMPT TO SEIZE THE BISHOP OF DURHAM. 139 with a great army, for the purpose of seizing those evil-doers who had destroyed the Jews of that city ; and, on learning that this had been done by command of the sheriff and the keeper of the tower, he deprived them both of their offices ; wliile he exacted of the citizens of the city a hundred hostages, as security for their good faith and keeping the peace of the king and the kingdom, and that they would take their trial in the court of .our lord the king for the death of the Jews. After this, the said chancellor placed in charge of Osbert de Longchamp, his brother, the jurisdiction of the county of York, and ordered the castle, in the old castelry which William Rufus had erected there, to be fortified. The knights, also, of that county who would not come to make redress, he ordered to be arrested. The said chancellor, by virtue of his legateship, next suspended the canons, vicars, and clerks of the church of Saint Peter at York, because they had refused to receive him in solemn _ rocession ; and laid the church itself under an interdict until tue canons, vicars, and clerks of the church of Saint Peter should come and throw themselves at his feet ; he also caused tho bells of that church to be laid upon the ground. In the meantime, Richard, king of England, gave to Hugh, bishop of Durham, leave to return to his country : who, on mating the chancellor at the city of Ely,4 4 presented to him the king's letters, in which the king had appointed him justiciary from the river Humber to the territories of the king of Scotland; on which the chancellor made answer, that he would with pleasure execute the king's commands, and took him with him as far as Suwelle,45 where he seized him, and kept him in custody until he had surrendered to him the castle of Windsor and others which the king had delivered into his charge. In addition to this, the bishop of Durham delivered to the chancellor, Henry de Pudsey, his son, and Gilbert de la Ley, as pledges that he -would keep faith to the king and his kingdom ; on which, the bishop of Durham, being liberated from the custody of the chancellor, came to a vili of his, which bears the name of Hoveden.46 While the bishop was staying at this place for some days, there came to Hoveden Osbert de Longchamp, brother of the chancellor, and William de Stuteville, with a considerable body of armed people, intending, by 4 4 Erroneously called " Blie" in the text. • Southwell. 4 8 Howden, in Yorkshire, the native place of our author.


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