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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 344



A.D. 1194. LETTER. OF RICHARD, KING OF ENGLAND. 343 But Ralph, the archdeacon of the "West Biding, died whUe on his return from Rome; on which, Geoffrey, archbishop of York, gave his archdeaconry, first, to his own brother, Peter, and afterwards to Peter de Nunant. The said archbishop then making appeal against his canons and their acquisitions, crossed over from England to Normandy, to Richard, king of England, his brother, and obtained from him a letter to the foUowing effect :— The Letter of Richard, king of England, on the reconciliation of the archbishop of York, " Richard, by the grace of God, king of England, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and earl of Anjou, to his dearly beloved and faithful subjects, WiUiam of the Church of Saint Mary, and Hugh Bardolph, greeting. We do hereby inform you, that Geoffrey, archbishop of York, our brother, has come to us, and over and above those thousand marks which he paid us in England, has done our wBl as to the other thousand marks ; and, as he has informed us by a certain person, would wiBingly have before this made satisfaction for tho debt if he had been able so to do, and has long been greatly vexed that he has thus long delayed so to do. Accordingly, we have received him into our favour and protection, and have granted him in the fullest manner our kind interest in his behalf. We have also sent our messenger to England with his messenger, to the end that he may see in what way he makes satisfaction to us for the remaining thousand marks ; for he has made a promise to us that he wUl satisfy us thereupon as soon as he possibly can. Wherefore we do command you to make restitution to him of his lands and aB his property in fuB, without delay ; and whatever of his rentals or of Ms property shaB have been sold on account of the said debt, whatever of the same we have had, you are reasonably to set off the same against the residue of his debt ; and if any part thereof shaB have been sold at a less price than it ought, either tMough love or hatred for any person, you are to cause reparation to be made for the same by those who have so done, and the same to be credited to the archbishop on account of Ms debt. His men also who have been taken or detained, both clergy as weB as laity, you are to cause to be held on baB and set at Bberty without delay, according to the custom of England. Also, you are not to allow


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