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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 373



372 ANNALS OF EOGEE DE HOYEDEN. A.D. 1195. to the place from which he had set out ; and, having waited until the ninth hour, he declined to wait there any longer, hut approached, in order that he might hold the conference with the king of France. On this, Philip, bishop of JJeauvais, said to him, in presence of the king of France, " My master the king of France charges you with breach of faith and perjury ; because you swore and gave your word that you would come to-day at the third hour, and did not come, therefore he defies you ;" accordingly, the conference was broken up, and each king returned into his own territory. The third day after this, the people of the king of France made fierce ravages in Normandy, and in the other territories of the king of England, attended with great tumult ; and coming to the town of Dieppe, which the king of England had built shortly before, they burned it, and the ships in the harbour, to ashes by discharging Greek fire against it. After this, Philip, king of France, after many and various casualties of war, came with his army to Issodon, and took the castle. On this being told to the king of England, who at this time was staying in Normandy, at Val Eodol, laying aside all other matters, he made three days' march into one, and came to Issodon, and entered his castle which the king of France had been besieging ; upon which a numerous multitude of troops flocked to him from every side. The king of France, being greatly terrified at his arrival, asked permission to depart thence with his army without molestation, which being refused him, he requested to have an interview with the king of England, and the same accordingly took place. At this interview, through the mediation of the archbishops, bishops, and many of the men of either party, an oath was taken by both sides, to the effect that, from that day, that is to say, from the Saturday next after the feast of Saint Nicholas, they would agree to peace and reconciliation betwee themselves, and their subjects, and territories, until the feast of Saint Hilary next ensuing ; at which time, they would meet at Louviers, for the purpose, in a larger assemblage of their subjects, of making peace and a final reconciliation between them. And as the Nativity of our Lord was close at hand, and the said kings had not in those parts means enough to suffice for the expenses of royalty, during such a high festival, they returned into their respective territories. The king of England proceeded thence to Poitou, where he was at the feast of the


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