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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 289



England, as to maintaining peace, entered Normandy in a hostile manner, and ravaged the king's territories with fire, and carried off much spoil. However, Robert, earl of Leicester, who had shortly before returned from the land of Sulia, and the other nobles of Normandy, made a stout resistance against him. In the meantime, the above-named abbats of Boxley, and of Pont Robert, whom the justiciaries of England had sent in search of the king, returned to England after Easter, informing them that peace had been made between the emperor and the king of England, on the day of the Supper of our Lord, upon the foBowing terms :— " The king of England shaB give to the emperor of the Romans one hundred thousand silver marks as his ransom, and shaB find fifty gaBeys, with aB their equipments, and twenty knights for his service for one year : " and stated that they themselves were present at- the said treaty. After this treaty had been made, there arrived envoys from the king of France, who, on his behalf, defied our lord the king. To them the emperor immediately made answer, that whoever should molest the king of England would also offend the emperor himself; such great love and lasting concord had been established between them. And because the king of England made offer to obey the demands of justice in the court of his lord the king of Prance, as to aB matters with which the king of France or any other person of his party might charge him, the emperor attempted to have a conference held between him and the king of France, but it was not proceeded with. The king of England, on this, sent to England for ships, and for Alan Trenchemere, the pBot of his own ship, as also for hostages to be given to the emperor as a security for his performance of the treaty made between them. These commands he gave, and they were aB compBed with ; after which, Robert de Turnham, one of the king's household, came to London, being sent to England with the king's armour. Upon this, aB the principal men of the kingdom met together, and laid siege to "Windsor, the castle of the earl of Mortaigne. Geoffrey, archbishop of York, Hugh Bardolph, the king's justiciary, the sheriff of York, and WiBiam de StuteviBe, assembling their forces, came to Doncaster, and fortified it. But when the archbishop of York wished to proceed thence, and lay siege to TickhiB, a castle belonging to the earl of Mortaigne, Hugh Bardolph and WiBiam de Stute


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