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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 258

tory, defamed the king of England with his neighbours, making many charges against him. Producing also the charter of the king of England which had been executed at Messina, he demanded of William Pitz-Ealph, the seneschal of Normandy, his sister Alice, whom the king of England was to have taken to wife; the seneschal of Normandy, however, refused to give her up. In the same year, Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, while making his visitation of the houses of the religious in his diocese, came to the abbey of the nuns at Godstow, which lies between Oxford and Woodstock. On entering the church to pray, he saw a tomb in the middle of the choir, before the altar, covered with cloths of silk, and surrounded with lamps and tapers; on which he asked whose tomb it was, and was told that this was the tomb of Eosamond, who had formerly been the mistress of Henry, king of England, son of the empress Matilda, and that he, for love of her, had shown many favours to that church. On this the bishop made answer: " Take her away from here, for she was a harlot; and bury her outside of the church with the rest, that the Christian religion may not grow into contempt, and that other women, warned by her example, may abstain from illicit and adulterous intercourse;" which was accordingly done. • In the same year, Hugh, bishop of Coventry, expelled the monks of Coventry from the cathedral church of his diocese, and placed canons secular therein. In the same year also, the monks of Canterbury made choice of Eeginald, bishop of Bath, as their archbishop ; but just then he feB Bl and died, fifteen days after his election, and was buried at Bath. In the same year, Hugh, bishop of Durham, in consequence of the feeBngs of indignation which he entertained towards Geoffrey, archbishop of York, used every possible endeavour to obtain a release from aB subjection to him, on which the said Geoffrey wrote to him to the foBowing effect :— The Letter of Geoffrey, archbishop of York, to Bjtgh, bishop of Durham. " Geoffrey, by the grace of God, archbishop of York and primate of England, to Hugh, by the same grace, bishop of Durham, greeting. While, with aB ardour you have been hastening onward with impetuous career to reach the highest position among the clergy, you have made choice to become the master of aB others, and wish to be subject to no one. And VOL. II. s

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