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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 371



370 ANNALS OP ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1195. of France ; on which the king of France and his men took to flight, and while he was crossing a bridge, the bridge fell down, and he himself with his people was almost drowned in the river Seine. However, at last, with great difficulty reaching the opposite side, he pitched his camp there on the banks of the river ; on which, the king of England returned to the castle of Rodol, and'took many of the household of the king of France, and then levying a large army from all his territories on both sides of the sea, entered the territories of the king of France in many places, and made a great slaughter of those who resisted, reaped the standing com though not yet ripe, rooted up the vines and fruit-bearing trees, and burned the towns. In the Same year, on the occasion of the dissensions that existed between Philip, king of France, and Richard, king of England, Boyac El Emir Amimoli, emperor of Africa, with a large army, entered the territories of the Christians of Spain, and defeated them, and took their cities, castles, and fortresses, and destroyed them ; he also defeated Alphonso, king of Castille, in a pitched battle, and" after he had driven him from the field, besieged him in his city of Toledo ; but being able to effect nothing there, withdrew with his army. When the king of France and the king of England came to hear of this, they met to hold a conference upon making peace between themselves, and came to an agreement to the following effect : Louis, son and heir to the king of France, was to marry the sister of Arthur, duke of Brittany, the niece of the said king of England ; and the said king of England was to quitclaim to them and to their heirs Gisors, and Nefie, and Baudemont, with the Norman Vexin, Vernon, Ivery, and Pascy, and was also to give them twenty thousand marks of silver, while, on the other band, the king of France was to quitclaim to the king of England all that he demanded of him in the county of Angouleme, and was to restore to him the count}' of Aumarle, the county of Auch, the castle of Arches, and many other castles which he had taken from him in Normandy and other of his territories in the war. All these arrangements, however, were delayed until the octave of AH Saints, in consequence of the prohibition of the emperor of the Romans, who forbade the king of England to make peace with the king of France, unless with his advice and consent. Moreover, at the same conference, the king of


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