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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 164



A.D. 1190. KING TAXCEED'S ANSWEE TO KING BICHAED. 163 No person was to buy any dead flesh to sell the same again, nor yet any living beast, unless he should kill it within the camp. No person was to sell his wine at too dear a rate after proclamation90 once made. No person was to make bread for sale except at one penny the loaf, and all dealers were to understand that bread-corn was alone to be used within a league of the town. Of the money of England one penny was to be given in all dealings for four pence of money Aujouin. It ought also to be known, that all the above enactments were made and ordained by the advice and consent of the king of France, the king of England, and the king of Sicily. On the third day after the capture of the city of Messina, the chief men of that city and of the whole province gave hostages to the king of England as pledges that they would keep the peace towards him and hie people, and freely deliver into his hand the city of Messina, unless Tancred, king of Sicily, their master, should publicly make peace -with him, as to all the points on which he demanded satisfaction. For he had demanded of king Tancred Mount Saint Angelo, with the whole earldom and its other appurtenances, on behalf of his sister Joanna, which William, the former king of Sicily, her husband, had. assigned her for her dower, as also a gilded chair for the said Joanna, according to the custom of the queens of that kingdom ; and for his own use a gilded table twelve feet in length, and a foot and a half in breadth : also, a large tent of silk, of such size that two hundred knights might sit at table beneath it, and two gilded tressels to support the said gilded table, besides four - and - twenty cups, and as many dishes, of silver, and sixty thousand measures91 of corn, as many of barley, and as many of wine, and a hundred armed galleys, with all their equipments, and victuals for the galley-men for two years. All these things the king of England demanded for his own use, as being the heir of king Henry, for whom the above-named king of Sicily had provided all the things above mentioned, and had bequeathed the same to him on Ms last illness. Tancred, king of Sicily, made answer to him to the following effect : " I gave to your sister Joanna ten hundred thousand pieces of money, arising from lands, in satisfaction of so This " conclamatici" was probably a proclamation made for regulation of the prices. 9 1 Salonse. M2


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