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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 298



to depart. But. if our lord the king shall keep the promise which he has made to our lord the emperor as to Henry, the former duke of Saxony, the emperor will then release and discharge the king from payment of the said fifty thousand marks, and, for the king, will give to the duke of Austria twenty thousand marks ; and the king shall not be bound to give to the duke of Austria the seven hostages, or to the emperor the sixty. When, therefore, the king shall have fulfilled his aforesaid promise as to Henry, the former duke of Saxony, and shall have paid the said hundred thousand marks, he shall be at liberty to depart. Moreover, the king has caused oath to be made upon his soul, that he will deliver his niece, the daughter of the duke of Brittany, in marriage to the son of the duke of Austria, within seven months after he shall have been set at liberty, and shall have returned into his own territory, and will send her to the entrance of the empire, if they shall think fit ta'jeceive her ; and if they shall not, he shall be released therefrom. Also, if the promise as to Henry, the former duke of Saxony, shall not be fulfilled, the fifty thousand marks, remaining unpaid, shall be paid within seven months after he shall have been set at liberty, and shall have returned to his territory. "When the king shall have been set at liberty, and shall wish to return, the emperor shall give him a safe conduct through his dominions to the limits of his empire, and in the harbour where he shall embark, so long as he shall there remain, and until he shall depart with a fair wind. Moreover, all things, both in these as also in other familiar letters, sealed with the emperor's seal, with reference to the contracts that have been made between them, each according to his own ability, will ratify and confirm, and will with good faith observe." "When the king of France heard of this, he immediately sent word to earl John that he must take care of himself, for the devil was now let loose. Accordingly, earl John, understanding that this was said in reference to the king, his brother, immediately crossed over from England to Normandy, and became an adherent of the king of France, not daring to await the arrival of the king, his brother, in England. After this, the king of England sent "William, bishop of Ely, his chancellor, and "William Bruyère, and other disereet men to make peace on some terms or other with the king of France ; who accordingly made a treaty of peace with him to the following effect :—


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