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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 287

inviolably observed. We do therefore by these Apostolic -writings strictly enjoin and command you, that you will prepare yourselves with all haste to fulfil what we have above mentioned, all tardiness and hesitation laid aside, and will make it your endeavour throughout your dioceses, no delay or appeal being allowed, to put the same into execution. Given at St. Peter's, at Eome, on the third day before the ides of January, in the second year of our pontificate." Richard, king of England, being still detained in captivity by Henry, emperor of the Romans, in order that he might escape from this captivity, by the advice of Eleanor, his mother, abdicated the throne of the kingdom of England, and delivered it to the emperor as the lord of all, and with his cap invested him therewith. However, the emperor, as had been prearranged, immediately restored to Mm, in the presence of the nobles of Germany and England, the said kingdom of England, to hold the same of him for five thousand pounds sterling, yearly, payable as tribute; and the emperor invested him therewith, with a double cross of gold. However, the said emperor, at his death, released Richard, king of England, and his heirs from these and all other covenants whatsoever. In the year of grace 1193, being the fourth year of the reign of Richard, king of England, Philip, king of Prance, was in France on the day of the Nativity of our Lord, being the sixth day of the week, in great sorrow and confusion, because the seneschal of Normandy refused to deliver up to him his sister Alice ; he also frequently sent messengers to England, to John earl of Mortaigne, the king's brother, telling him how the king was detained in captivity, and would never escape from the custody of the emperor of Germany; adding, that if he would acquiesce in his wishes and designs, he would give him his sister Alice in marriage, and restore to him Normandy, Aquitaine, and Anjou, and all the other territories beyond sea, that his father, Henry, king of England, had ever possessed, and would secure for him the kingdom of England ; for Richard, the king of England, was still kept in confinement by the emperor of Germany. Upon this, immediately after the Nativity of our Lord, John, earl of Mortaigne, the king's brother, crossed over to Normandy, upon whose arrival the seneschal of Normandy, and other faithful subjects of the king of England, went to meet him, and requested that he would come with them to a con

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