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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.
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A.D. 1193. LETTER OF RICHARD, KING OF ENGLAND. ritories beyond sea, and in this -way they amassed an endless amount of money. After this, the emperor's messengers came to London, and there received the greater part of the king's ransom by weight and measure, and delivered the same, under the attestation of their seals, to persons who were to take it to the borders of the empire, at the risk of the king of England. The said emperor also gave to the king of England the lands under-written: Provence, Yienne, the Yiennais, Marseilles, Narbonne, Arles-le-Blanc, and Laon-sur-Bhone, as far as the Alps, and whatever the emperor possessed in Burgundy, as also the homage of the king of Arragon, the homage of the count of Diziers, and the homage of the count of Saint GiUes. It deserves to be known that in these territories there are five archbishoprics and thirty-three bishoprics. It ought also to be known that the emperor was never able to estabBsh his dominion over the said territories and subjects, nor would they, upon the nomination of the emperor, accept of any superior lord. The king of England immediately sent to England for queen, Eleanor, his mother, and for Walter, archbishop of Eouen, and many other persons, to come to him in Germany, and appointed Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, chief justiciary in England. In the meantime, Henry, emperor of the Bomans, by the advice of the principal men of his empire, named as the day for the Bberation of Eichard, king of England, the second day of the week ensuing after the expiration of three weeks from the day of the Nativity of our Lord;" on which the king of England wrote to Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, to the foBowing effect :— The Letter of Richard, king of England, to Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, on his liberation. " Eichard, by the grace of God, king of England, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and earl of Anjou, to the venerable father in Christ, and his most dearly-beloved friend, Hubert, by the same grace, archbishop of Canterbury, health and the fullness of his sincere affection. Inasmuch as we feel certain that you greatly long for our liberation, and that our Bberation will very greatly deBght you, we do therefore desire that you should be partakers of our joy. For this reason it is that we have thought proper to make known to your affection, that his lord 3 The next Monday three weeks. VOL. II.


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