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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 272

A.D. 1192. TILE NUNS OF SAINT CLEMENT'S APPEAL TO THE POPE. 271 lord the pope had excommunicated all those -who should make war on the territory of the king of England before his return, and that they had sworn to keep the peace towards him and his territory until his return. During Lent, in the same year, the archbishop of York came to London by command of the king's justices; but when he came to Westminster with his cross, he was forbidden by the bishop of London and the other bishops of England thenceforth to presume to carry his cross in the province of Canterbury. On this, he contumaciously made answer that he would not lay it aside for them ; but, Bstening to the advice of his own people, he hid it from before tho face of the people, lest a tumult might arise among the clergy. The bishop of London, however, holding him as an excommunicated person, in consequence of this transgression, suspended the New Temple, at which place the said archbishop of York had taken up his abode, from tho performance of Divine service and from the ringing of bells, and in consequence, he was obliged to leave the city ; but before he left, queen Eleanor, the archbishop 01 llouen, himself, and all the nobles of the kingdom, met together and swore, fealty and faithful service to Eichard, king of England, and his heir, against all men. During the same Lent, the bishop of Ely, the chancellor, returned to England, by command of the earl of Mortaigne, and remained some days in the castle at Dover, not daring to proceed any further. The earl of Mortaigne, however, in consideration of five hundred pounds of silver which the chancellor had promised him for the restoration of his office, tried in every way to induce the chief men of the kingdom to receive the chancellor in his former position ; but they refused, and sent word to the chancellor, that if he did not make haste and leave the kingdom with all speed, they would take him prisoner. On hearing this, the chancellor, notdaring to stayin England against the will of the chief men, crossed over at the Supper of our Lord. In the same year, Geoffrey, archbishop of York, gave, and by his charter confirmed, the priory of Saint Clement's, at York, to the abbey of Godstow. But the nuns of Saint Clement's, who had always been free from the very foundation of that church, refused to pay obedience to the abbey, of Godstow, and appealed to our lord the pope in behalf of the Bberties of their church. In the meantime, the clerks of the archbishop of Rouen,

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