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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 257



the first port of Apulia is called Leuke ; next to which is a port called Castre, then the port called Octrente, next the port called Leliche, and then the harbour called Brandiz, the same as Brindisi. After this, you come to the port of Monopola, and the port of Bar, where Saint Nicolas reposes ; then the port of Trani, and next the port of Barlet. Tou next come to the port of Sipontum, then the port of Bestia, and then that of Tremula. This port of Tremula is the last port of Apulia. After this comes Ortona, the first port of the territory of Venice ; then the port of Atri, and then the port of Pescara ; after which you come to the ports of Ancona, and of Ravenna, and then to Venice, a splendid city with a fine harbour. "When the king of Prance had arrived at Cuuerfu, he sent envoys to king Tancred, and asked his permission to pass through his territories, which was accordingly granted him. He then came to Apulia, where he landed at Octrente, on the sixth day before the ides of October, being the fifth day of the week. Proceeding thence, he sent his forerunners to Henry, emperor of the Romans, and asked his leave to pass through his territories ; which permission was granted him. On his arrival at Rome, he said many evil things of the king of England, in presence of our lord the pope and of all the cardinals, asserting that the king of England had forced him to leave the land of Jerusalem, and accusing him of treachery. However, neither our lord the pope nor the cardinals put any faith in his words, knowing that this proceeded rather from envy than from any bad conduct on the part of the king of England. Our lord the pope, however, received him with all honor and attention, and supplied him with all things necessary for a period of eight days. Moreover, in consideration of the love of God and his own affection, he devised a new method of relief for the pilgrims ; for, both the king, and all who had come with him, or who came after him, he absolved from their vows, and from going on the expedition to Jerusalem, and, even though they had not performed their vows, he still distributed palms among them, and hung crosses from their necks, thus enacting that they were pilgrims. After this, the king of Prance prevailed upon'the emperor of the Bomans to lay hands upon the king of England, in case he should pass through his territory. The king of Prance, upon arriving at length in his own terri


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