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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 297



nephew, in marriage to the son of the duke of Austria, and will set at liberty the emperor of Cyprus, but without restoring to him his empire ; and, in like manner, will libe rate the daughter of that emperor, whom he will cause to be delivered up to the duke of Austria, as being her uncle. The said hundred thousand marks, our lord the king is to bring at his own risk to the borders of the empire, and so soon as they shall have entered any part of the empire, our lord the king shall freely and quietly return with a safe conduct to Eng land." To this, the bishops, dukes, earls, and .all nobles who were then present made oath upon the soul of the emperor : on which, the agreement was reduced to writing, as made be tween the emperor and the king of England to the following effect :— Theform of the agreement made between the emperor Senry, and Eichard, king of England. " In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen. This is the form of the agreement made between our lord the emperor, ever august, and our lord Richard, the illustrious king of England. Our lord the emperor shall send his messengers with the messengers of the king of England, who shall proceed to London, and there receive one hundred thousand marks of pure silver, Cologne weight ; which money, on being received by the messengers of the emperor, and duly weighed, shall be sealed in the presence of his messengers, and shall be escorted under the king's charge through the territories of his kingdom ; so that if it shall chance to be lost in his kingdom, it shall be so lost at the said king's risk. After the said money shall have come to the borders of the empire, it shall be handed over by the messengers of the king to the messengers of our lord the emperor, who shall immediately there receive it, and if it shall happen to be lost within the territories of the empire, it shall be so lost at the risk of the emperor, and the king shall not be damnified, nor yet his hostages, thereby. The king shall also give another fifty thousand marks of silver to the emperor and the duke of Austria, and shall give hostages for the same, namely, to our lord the emperor, sixty hostages for thirty thousand marks, and to the duke of Austria, seven hostages for twenty thousand marks. And when the hundred thousand marks shall have been paid and the hostages given, the king shall be at liberty


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