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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 314

A.D. 1194. THE BISHOP OF DURHAM LEVIES AN ARMY. said that he would have delivered stll more to his master, if his master had had men in whom he could place confidence. The consequence was, that with these and similar boasts he exasperated the lord archbishop of Canterbury, and all who heard these speeches ; but still, from respect to the table, no one laid hands on him. However, after dinner, when the beforenamed Adam was on his return to his lodging, the mayor of London laid hands on him, and detained him, and took possession of all his documents, in which were contained the commands of earl John, and gave them up to the archbishop of Canterbury. On the following day, having convened in his presence the bishops, earls, and barons of the kingdom, he shewed them the letters of earl John, and the purport thereof; immediately on which, by the common consent of the council of the kingdom, it was decided that earl John should be disseised of all his lands in England, and that his castles should be besieged ; which was accordingly done. On the same day, Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, Richard, bishop of London, Gilbert, bishop of Rochester, Godfrey, bishop of "Winchester, the bishops of "Worcester and Hereford, and Henry, bishop elect of Exeter, together with the abbats and many of the clergy of the province of Canterbury, met together in the chapel of the Sick Monks at "Westminster, and pronounced sentence of excommunication against earl John, and all his abettors and advisers, who had disturbed the peace and kingdom of the king of England, or should disturb the same, unless, desisting from their hostilities, they should come to give him satisfaction. They then appealed to the presence of our lord the pope, against William, bishop of Ely, in order that he might not in future discharge the duties of the legateship in England, and, confirming their appeal with their seals, sent the same to our lord the king, and then to the Supreme Pontiff, for his confirmation. This appeal was made on the fourth day before the ides of February, being the fifth day of the week. Upon this, all the persons who had charge of the siege of the castles belonging to earl John, returned to their homes.10 Accordingly, the bishop of Durham, to whom had been entrusted the siege of the castle of Tickhill, levied a large army in Yorkshire and Northumberland, and other parts of his lands, 1 0 This seems contradicted by what follows, unless we take " patriae suas " to mean " their respective districts."

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