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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 362

A.D. 1195. THE POPE'S LEGATE ABBXVES AT YOKE. his healthful warnings and commands, and to obey the same, steadfastly observing the things that, by the authority of the legateship, which by the will of the Lord he holds, he shall think fit and proper to ordain. . Given at the Lateran, on the fifteenth day before the calends of April, in the fourth year of our pontificate." Accordingly, upon the authority of these letters, the said archbishop of Canterbury, legate of the Apostolic See, sent to York Master Peter, the prior of Bineham, in Norfolk, and Master Gervaise, with the letters of our lord the pope, and letters from himself to the canons of York, and to the officers of the archbishop of York, sending word to them, that he should shortly come thither on the authority of his legateship, for the purpose of amending the things that required to be amended, and of enacting the things that, with the sanction of the Lord, required to be enacted ; and he commanded them, convoking the clergy, to show to him, as the legate of the ApostoBc See, due honor and obedience, adding, that he. had already pronounced sentence of excommunication upon aB those who in this respect should contravene the mandates of our lord the pope. He also sent, relative thereto, his letters patent to Simon, the dean of York, instructing him, if he should find any rebellious against the said mandate of our lord the pope, to denounce them as excommunicated. Accordingly, both the canons, as also the officers of the archbishop of York, answered the messengers of the legate, that they would receive him in his character of legate of the ApostoBo See, but not as archbishop of Canterbury, or primate. The legate arrived at York, on the feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, being the Lord's day, and was received by the clergy in solemn procession ; and, being escorted to the church of the Cathedral See, on the Monday following caused assizes to be held by his servants, of all pleas of the crown of the king, and of novel disseisin and of mort d'ancestor ; while he himself and his officers held pleas of spiritual matters. On the following day, being the third day of the week, the legate proceeded to the abbey of Saint Mary of York, and was there received in solemn procession by the monks of the said church. He then entered the chapter-house of the monks, and on the monks making complaint to him that Robert their abbat could not, by reason of sickness, and his bad state of health, discharge his duties to the house, he removed him from his pastoral charge,

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