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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 355



Rodolph de Stavely inconsiderately rushing on for the purpose of seizing them, fear suddenly came upon him, and, going back, he hung up the keys over the shrine where they previously were ; but before leaving the church, by the judgment of God he was scourged with a severe attack of illness, and died in a few days after. The said keys, however, were afterwards delivered by the hands of the prior and of the monks to Hugh Bardolph, who made oath that he would faithfully keep them to the honor of Saint Cuthbert and the king. After this, Hugh de Ferlington delivered to Hugh Bardolph the castle of Norham, by command of the king's justiciary. In the meantime, at the instance of the canons of York, pope Celestinus wrote to the following effect to Boger de Leicester and Winemer de Northampton, archdeacons of the church of Lincoln :— The Letter of pope Celestinus against Geoffrey, archbishop of York. " Celestinus, the bishop, servant of the servants of God, to his dearly beloved sons, Haimo, dean of Lincoln, Boger de Leicester, and Winemer de Northampton, archdeacons appointed in the diocese of Lincoln, health and the Apostolic benediction. Our most dearly beloved sons, Simon, the dean, and the chapter of the church of Saint Peter at York, have informed us that, after appeal made to us, the clerks of the chapel of ourvenerable brother, the archbishop of the said church, and some other persons, have been intruded into the cathedral church of the said city, to the great prejudice of the canons, the vicars and clerks of the said church being excluded therefrom, for the purpose of ministering therein, and, contrary to the ancient and approved custom, usurping the places and stalls of the clergy in the choir and chapter, have presumed to contravene the regulations of the church. Wherefore, wishing, as is right and proper, to put an end to presumptuous acts of this nature, we do by our precept, by means of these our Apostolical writings command, that, if what we have before stated is true, you will compel these presumptuous persons, by force of ecclesiastical censure, all power of appeal being taken away, in your presence to make due satisfaction for these matters to the church of Saint. Peter, and the canons thereof. You are also to cause reparation to be made for the losses which shall appear to have been inflicted by the same clerks upon the aforesaid chapter in


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