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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 160

A.D. 1190. PBOGBESS OF KI2CG BICHARB. 159 cordingly, on the third day of October, a disagreement aróse between the army of the king of England and the citizens of Messina, and to such a pitch did the exasperation on both sides increase, that the citizens shut the gates of the city, and, putting on their arms, mounted the walls. On the king's troops perceiving this, they made a vigorous attack on the city gates ; but our lord the king rode to and fro through the army on a steed of the greatest swiftness, beating back with a staff such of his men as he could reach, trying to restrain them from making the attack. However, he was unable so to do ; and at last returned to his lodging, where, putting on his armour, he went out again to put an end to the affray if he possibly could. He then embarked in a boat and repaired to the palace of king Tancred, to consult with the king of France on the affair that had taken place. In the meantime, however, through the mediation of the elders of the city, the discord was allayed ; and arms being laid down on both sides, each party returned home. On the ninth day of October there came to the king of England, Bichard, archbishop of Messina, 'William, archbishop of Jlontreal, "William, archbishop of Eisa, Margarite, the admiral, Jordan de Pin, and many others of the household of the king of Sicily, who brought with them Philip, king of France, Eeginald, bishop of Chartres, Manasseh, bishop of Langres, Hugh, duke of Burgundy, Peter, count de Nevers, and Geoffrey, count do Perche, and, of the household of the king of England, Walter, archbishop of Eouen, and Gerard, archbishop of Auxienne, together with many others, in whom they placed confidence, for the purpose of making peace between them and the king of England. Now when the terms of peace had been for some time under consideration, and they had nearly come to a conclusion thereon, the citizens of Messina, collecting in great multitudes, proceeded to the mountains, and waited in readiness, treacherously to fall upon the king of England ; whBe others made an attack on the lodging of Hugh Le Brun. On this, their shouts, which were far from subdued, came to the ears of the king of England, who immediately leaving the conference with the king of France and the other persons above-named, ordered aB his men to put on their armour, and he, with a few foBowers, climbed a steep hill, which no one could have supposed he could possibly have done, and having, with

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