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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 141

140 AUNALS OF B.OGEB. BE HOVEBEN. A.D. 1190. command of the chancellor, to seize the bishop ; however, the bishop gave them security that he would not depart thence, except with the permission of the king or of the chancellor. Accordingly, the bishop of Durham sent messengers to the king of England, to inform him of everything that had happened to him through the chancellor. In the meantime, the king of England marched into Gascony, and laid siege to the castle of William de Chisi, and took it ; on which he hanged William, the owner of the castle, because he had plundered pilgrims from Saint Jago,47 and other persons, as they passed through his lands. After this, the king of England proceeded to Chinon, in Anjou, where he appointed Gerard, archbishop of Auxienne, Bernard, bishop of Bayonne, Bobert de Sabul, Bichard de Camville, and William de Fortz de Oleron, chiefs and constables of the whole of his fleet which was about to proceed to the land of Syria, and gave them ordinances to the foUowing effect : 4 8 The Cliarter of Richard, king of England, containing ordinance* for those who were about to proceed ly sea. " Eichard, by the grace of God, king of England, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and earl of Anjou, to all his subjects about to proceed by sea to Jerusalem, greeting. Know ye, that we, with the common consent of fit and proper men, have made the enactments under-written. Whoever shall slay a man on ship-board, he shall be bound to the dead, man and thrown into the sea. If he shall slay him on land, he shall be bound to the dead man and buried in the earth. If any one shall be convicted, by means of lawful witnesses, of having drawn out a knife with which to strike another, or shall strike another so as to. draw blood, he shall lose his hand. If, also, he shall give a blow with his hand, without shedding blood, he shall be plunged in the sea three times. I_f any man shall utter disgraceful language or abuse, or shall curse his companion, he shall pay him an ounce of silver for every time he has so abused him. A robber who shall be convicted of theft, shall 4 7 Saint Jago de Compostella. 4 5 These are a small portion of what are known as the " Oleron Laws," from having been made by king Richard when his fleet was lying at Oleron, an island at the month of the river Charente. They form the basis of a large part of the sea-laws in use at the present day.

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