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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 205



of his galleys, surrounded the other side ; and he and Robert took all the ships and galleys they could find in the vicinity of the island. On this, the garrisons of the cities, and castles, and harbours, deserted them in every direction, wherever the king and the said Robert came, and, taking to flight, concealed themselves in the mountains. After this was done, the king and Robert de Turnham returned to Limezun ; and king Guido, and those who were with him, being unable to accomplish their object, rejoined the king. In the meantime, the subjects of the emperor flocked from all quarters to the king of England, and acknowledged themselves his subjects, and held their lands of him. One day, when the above-named emperor was sitting at dinner, and his nobles with him, one of them said to him, " My lord, we advise you to make peace with the king of England, that the whole of your nation may not be destroyed ;" on which the emperor, being greatly enraged at these words, struck at him with a knife which he was holding in his hand, and cut off the nose of the person who had given him this advice ; whereupon, after dinner, the person who had been struck, left him to go to the king of England, and became his adherent. On the fourth day before the ides of May,2 3 being the Lord's day and the feast of Saint Nereus, Saint Achilleus, and Saint Pancratius the Martyrs, Berengaria, daughter of the king of Navarre, was married to Richard, king of England, at Limezun,23 in the island of Cyprus, Nicholas, the king's chaplain, performing the services of that sacrament ; and on the same day the king caused her to be crowned and consecrated queen of England by John, bishop of Evreux, he being assisted in the performance of the ceremony by the archbishops of Apamea and Auxienne, and the bishop of Bayonne. After the celebration of the nuptials, the king of England moved onward his army, and a fine city was surrendered to him, which is called Nichosis ; and when the king had arrived with his army before an extremely well fortified castle, which is called Cherin, and in which was the emperor's daughter, she went out to meet the king, and fell upon the ground before his feet, and surrendered to_him3ilP tymtin, imploring his mercy ; on which the king took compassion on her, and ** The twelfth of May. 2 3 This place is called Limesol at the present day.


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