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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 253

household of Henry, king of England, son of "William the Bastard. Although he was a knight of prowess in arms, he was still unable to find any favour with the king, whereby to enrich himself. In consequence of this, with his wife and children and brother, he left Normandy and went to Borne ; where, having received from the Supreme Pontiff permission and advice to subjugate the barbarous nations, a great multitude of valiant men resorted to him as his adherents. On this, he departed thence, and, entering Apulia, on seeing that it was a fine and fertile country, and that its inhabitants were unskilled in arms, he often attacked them with a strong and armed hand, and conquered them, and took possession of their territory. The whole of Apulia, Calabria, and the principality of Capua he also subjugated, and, taking them out of the hands of the emperor of the Bomans, gave them to his son Tancred. He then collected a large fleet, boasting that he would invade the empire of Constantinople, and subjugate the whole thereof. In the meantime, while his fleet was being equipped, it happened that he, and Tancred, and Boamund, his sons, on the same day, fought with our lord the pope, the emperor of the Bomans, and the emperor of Constantinople ; Bobert Guiscard himself engaging with the emperor of Constantinople, one of his sons with the pope, and the other with the emperor of the Bomans ; and he, and each of his sons, gained a victory on one and the same day. After this, Robert Guiscard embarked on board of his fleet, and his wife with him, and subjugated the island of Cuuerfu, the island of Crete, the Isle of Rhodes, and many other islands, which he took from the emperor of Constantinople. He next came to the harbour which now, after his name, is called Port Guiscard. "While he was preparing to proceed thence, and to enter Bomania, the emperor of Constantinople, being in great dread of his approach, sent word to his wife, that, if she would put to death the said Robert Guiscard, and so free his territories from all dread of him, he would marry her, and make her empress of Constantinople. On this, the woman agreed to what the emperor requested ; and, having gained an opportunity both as to time and place, gave her husband, Robert Guiscard, poison to drink : on which he died, and was buried in the island which to this day is called Port Guiseard, and the whole of his army was dispersed. The woman fled to the emperor of Constantinople, who immediately fulfilled aU his promises, and married her, and had her

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