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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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bisliop of York, at Dover, as also the expulsion of the chancellor from England, upon condition that the said bishop of Elyshould, at the summons of the archbishop of York, make oath, at the hands18 of one hundred priests, that he had neither ordered nor desired that the said archbishop of York should be arrested. After this reconciliation was effected, on the same day, the king departed from Waltham, and proceeded to Portsmouth, for the purpose of crossing over, and queen Eleanor, his mother, with him. On the twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, and twenty-seventh days of the month of April, the king was staying at Portsmouth. On the twenty-eighth day of the month of April, the king left Portsmouth, and proceeded as far as Stansted, for the sake of hunting ; but, after his departure, the Welch and the Brabanters had a hostBe meeting, and slew one another. On the twenty-ninth day of April, the king returned to Portsmouth, for the purpose of quelling the dissensions of the Welch and the Brabanters, which-was accordingly done. On the thirtieth day of the month of April, and the first day of the month of May, on the feasts of the Apostles Saint PhiBp and Saint James, the king was staying at that place ; which appeared to him to be very tedious. On the second day of the month of May, being the second day of the week, the king ordered aB his fleet to be laden with men, horses, and arms, and, against the advice of his mariners, entered one of his long ships, hoping to be able to saU across ; and although the wind was unfavourable, he refused to return. The other ships, however, remained in harbour, while the king and those with him were tossed about on the waves ; for there was a mighty tempest, and their hearts became fearful. On the following day, the king returned to the Isle of Wight, and then to Portsmouth. After a stay there and in that county of eight days, on the ninth day, being the fifth day of the week, and the feast of Saint Nereus, and Saint AchiBeus, and Saint Pancratius, the Martyrs, he again embarked on board of his ships with his army, and passed over to Normandy, and landed at Harfleur with a hundred large ships, laden with warriors, horses, and arms : on which he immediately hastened to VerneuB, to which the king of Prance had laid siege. On hearing of his approach, the king of Prance, without the knowledge of his army, left the siege of Verneuil on the vigil of Pentecost, after having made a stay there of eighteen days at the siege. In the 1 8 One hundred priests making oath with him to this effect.


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