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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 334



A.D. 1194. APPEAL OP THE CANONS OF ΤΟΕΚ. 333 him a letter from the king, by which the king informed Hugh Bardolph that if the said bishop of Durham should give him security for the payment of the said two thousand marks, he was to deliver to the said bishop the before-named earldom, together with the castles. On the king's letter being delivered to Hugh Bardolph, he accordingly made answer to Hugh, bishop of Durham, saying : "I f you wish me to act according to the king's commands, deliver up to me the castles and the earldom, and I wiB re-deliver them to you, as the king has commanded, if you give me security for the receipt of these two thousand marks, on behalf of the king." To this the bishop of Durham replied : " There is no need for me to deBver them to you to deBver them to me again, as I have got them, and hold them in my possession." On hearing this, Hugh Bardolph immediately sent word to our lord the king, what answer he had received from the bishop ; at which the king being incensed, ordered the bishop of Durham to be disseised of the castles and the earldom above-mentioned, and the two thousand marks to be demanded of him. The king also, in the fury of his anger, ordered the bishop of Durham to be dispossessed of the manor of Sedbergh, with the knight's fees and wapentake which the said king had given to Saint Cuthbert and the Church of Durham, and the said bishop, as a pure and perpetual alms-gift, and by his charter had confirmed the same, in manner previously stated; which was accordingly done. In the meantime, the canons of the church of York, making complaint to the archbishop of Canterbury, the king's justiciary, of the injuries that had been done them by the archbishop of York, the archbishop of Canterbury, by the royal authority with which he was invested, sent to York, earl Boger Bigot, "WiBiam de "Warenne, "WilBam de StutevBle, Hugh Bardolph, William Bruyère, Geofirey Habet, and William Bitz-Bichard, a clerk, to hear the dispute between the archbishop of York and his canons, and to settle the same as justice should require. Having accordingly come thither,, and heard the appeals of the canons, and the answer of the archbishop and his adherents, they ordered the men of the archbishop who had been charged with robbery, to be seized and thrown into prison. And although the archbishop was ready to give his warranty for what they had done, he still was unable to bad them. After this, they summoned


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