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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 294

A.D. 1193. ARRIVAL OF THE KING'S CHANCELLOR IN ENGLAND. 293 attachment, and the merits of your fidelity, may not seem to be dead as regards his advantage, but rather may appear to live in obedience to himself and to his rule. Wherefore to all whose duty shall be proved to be sincere and pure to their said king in his absence, we shall return most abundant thanksgivings, wishing it to come to the knowledge of you all that his imperial highness is upon terms of concord and lasting peace with his royal nobleness. Wherefore, whatever shall be said to bis disparagement, will be productive of annoyance and inconvenience to ourselves equally with him. Accordingly, to the honor and advantage of his duteous and faithful subjects, and to the condemnation and uprooting of those who molest. him, we will always give our zealous assistance ; and, because in heart and soul we are united, shall always fully consider the acts of your king to be especially our own and those of our empire, and shall look upon injuries done to him as offered to ourselves and to our imperial crown ; nor, with the will of God, will we pass over the same without vengeance and the heavy punishment and destruction of those who have been guilty of the same. Given at Haguenau, on the thirteenth day before the calends of May." After this treaty of peace was made between the emperor and the king of England, the emperor proposed an interview between him and the king of France, for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation between him and the king of England, through the mediation of William, archbishop of Eheims, uncle of the king of France, and a kinsman of the king of England ; on which they appointed a day for an interview on the morrow of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, being the sixth day of the week, between Yaucouleurs and Toul. The king's chancellor, on his arrival in England, went to Saint Alban's with great humifity, where our lady the queen, the king's mother, with the lord archbishop of Bouen, and the other justiciaries of our lord the king, met him. There also the said chancellor gave to the justices the golden bulla of the emperor, containing the indissoluble treaty made between his lordship the emperor with our lord the king, asserting that neither as justiciary, legate, nor chancellor, but as a simple bishop, he had come to England; not as a dweUer therein, but as a stranger ; indeed, as a messenger only from our lord the king. He also enjoined certain of the barons to accompany him to the king, namely, Gilbert, bishop of Rochester, Sefrid,

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