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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 311

ANNAXS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1194. nobles of his empire, and Richard, king of England, with queen Eleanor, his mother, Walter, archbishop of Rouen, William, bishop of Ely, his chancellor, and Savaric, bishop of Bath, met at Mentz, on the Purification of Saint Mary, and, a conference being there held as to the Bberation of the king of England, the emperor wished, in his eagerness for the money which the king of Prance and earl John had offered him, to recede from his agreement. Bringing with him the envoys from the king of France and the envoye from earl John, in whose number was Robert de Nunant, brother of Hugh, bishop of Coventry, he delivered to the king of England the letters of the king of France and of earl John for him to read, which they had sent to prevent his liberation. On seeing and reading these, the king was very much disturbed and confused, and despaired of his Bberation. Accordingly, by his summons, the emperor convened on this subject the archbishops of Mentz, Cologne, and Saltzburg, the bishops of Worms, Spires, and Liege, the duke of Suabia, the brother of the emperor, the dukes of Austria and Louvain, the count Palatine of the Rhine, and the other nobles of the empire who had been sureties on behalf of the emperor between him and the king of England for his performance of the articles agreed upon between them. These boldly appeared before the emperor, and reproved him most severely for attempting in so shameless a manner to recede from his agreement, and prevaUed upon him to release and dismiss the king of England from his custody : a stipulation, however, having been made that the king of England should deliver to the emperor Walter, archbishop of Rouen, Savaric, bishop of Bath, Baldwin Wac, and many others of his earls and barons, as hostages for the payment of the remainder of the money due for his ransom, and for his keeping the peace towards the emperor and his empire, and aB the lands of his dominions. Accordingly, the archbishops of Mentz and Cologne delivered him, free and released by the emperor, into the hands of his mother Eleanor, on the day before5 the nones of February, being the sixth day of the week, an Egyptian day, or what the people of modern times call an unlucky day ; and so, upon an unlucky day, the Lord restored him to liberty. On the said king asking Robert de Nunant, brother of Hugh, bishop of Coventry, to be one of his hostages, Robert made answer that The 4th February : other writers say that it was the 2nd February.

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