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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 308

A.I). 1194. ENVOYS SENT TO THE EMPEKOB OP THE EOMANS. 307 to him the castle of Driencourt, and the castle of Arches, -which were to have been delivered to "William, archbishop of Eheims. In the same year, Berengaria, queen of England, Joanna, queen of Sicily, and the daughter of the emperor of Cyprus, came to Borne, under the charge of Stephen de Turnham, and were honorably received by our lord the pope, Celestinus, and the nobles of Borne ; and they stayed there nearly half a year, through fear of the emperor. "When they departed thence, our lord the pope gave them into the charge of Master MeUur, a cardinal ; on which they proceeded to Pisa, thence to Genoa, and thence to MarseiUes. At Marseilles they were received by the king of Arragon, who paid them all due honor and respect, and escorted them to the borders of his kingdom, on which the count of Saint Gilles escorted them through his territory ; and thus they arrived in Poitou. In the year of grace 1194, being the second year of the captivity of Bichard, king of England, the said Bichard was still in the custody of the emperor of the Eomans, at Spires, in Germany, on the day of the Nativity of our Lord, which took place on a Saturday ; and there he remained until the time of his liberation which the emperor had appointed for him, that is to say, the second day of the week after the expiration of three weeks from the day of the Nativity of our Lord. After the emperor had arrived there, together with the archbishops, bishops, dukes, and nobles of his empire, and had discussed at length the liberation of the king of England, there came to the emperor envoys from the king of Prance, and envoys from John, earl of Mortaigne, brother of the king of England ; and they made offer to the emperor, on behalf of the king of France, of fifty thousand marks of silver, and on behalf of earl John of fifty thousand marks of silver, on condition that he should keep the king of England in his custody until the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel next ensuing ; or, if the emperor should prefer it, they would pay him at the end of every month, so long as he should detain the king of England in his custody, one thousand pounds of silver ; or, again, if the emperor should prefer it, the king of France would give him one hundred thousand marks of silver, and the earl John would give him fifty thousand marks of silver, on condition that he would de-Uver up to them the king of England, or at least detain him in his custody for the space of one year from that time. Behold, how they loved him ! After hearing them, the emperor χ 2

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