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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 316



A.n. 1194. THE BESIEGED IMPLORE THE KING'S MERCY. 315 them and the people in the castle, and many fell on both sides, killed and wounded. The king himself slew one knight with an arrow, and having at last prevailed, drove them back into the castle, took some outworks which they had thrown up without the gates, and burned the outer gates. On the same day came thither Hubert, the archbishop of Canterbury, having his cross carried before him. Geoffrey; archbishop of York, however, did not have his cross carried, but made complaint to the king about the archbishop, who had caused his cross to be carried in the diocese of York. "When the archbishop of Canterbury heard this, and saw that the archbishop of York did not have his carried, he made answer, " I carry my cross throughout the whole of England, and I ought to carry it, as being primate of the whole of England ; whereas you do not carry your cross, and, perhaps, you ought not to carry it ; and therefore, matters standing as they do, I make appeal to my lord the pope." On the twenty-sixth day of the month of March, the king of England ordered his stone-engines to be put together, having come to the determination that he would not make another assault on the castle until his engines of war had been got in readiness ; but he ordered gibbets to be erected near the castle, on which he hanged some men-at-arms of earl John, who had been taken prisoners outside of the castle. On the twenty-seventh day of the month of March, Hugh, bishop of Durham, and those who were with him at the siege of the castle of Tickhill, came to the king at Nottingham, bringing with them the prisoners who had been taken in the castle of Tickhill ; on which the king went forth to meet them. On seeing the king the bishop of Durham dismounted, and the king, in like manner, went to meet him and embraced him ; after which, remounting their horses, they repaired to the siege. On the same day, while the king was sitting at dinner, Ralph Murdac, and William de "VYendeval, constables of the castle 01 Nottingham, sent two of their companions to see the king ; who after having seen him, returned to the castle, to tell those who had sent them what they had heard and seen respecting the king and his preparations. When William de Wendeval and Roger de Montbegum heard of this, they went forth with twelve others, from the castle, and threw themselves upon the king's mercy, and returned to the castle no more. On the twenty-eighth day of


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