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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 374



A.D- 1135. THE KING OF DENMARK COMPLAINS TO THE POPE. 373 Natmty of our Lord, which, fell on the second day of the week. In the meantime, Alphonse, king of Castille, levying an army, and having faith alone in the mercy and goodness of God, fought a battle with the army of the Pagans, and defeated them, and slew the greater part of them with the sword, and drove the rest from his territories. In the same year, the canons of the church of York often and repeatedly pressed Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, to pronounce sentence of interdict and suspension upon Geoffrey, archbishop of York. For it was known that the said archbishop had not made his appearance in the presence of our lord the pope, at the time appointed for him so to do. The bishop of Lincoln, however, made answer to them that he would rather be suspended himself than suspend the archbishop ; on hearing which, the before-named canons sent messengers to Home, to pope Celestinus, complaining that the bishop of Lincoln, and his other judges delegate, had not proceeded according to the tenor of the Apostolic mandate. In the same year, Henry, bishop of "Worcester, departed this life, and was succeeded in the bishopric by John de Cou tances, dean of the church of Eouen. In this year, also, died WBliam de Fortz, earl of Aumarle, and was succeeded in the earldom by Baldwin de Bethune, at the presentation of Richard, king of England ; who also married the countess of Aumarle. In this year, also, died Isaac, the former emperor of the island of Cyprus, whom Richard, king of England, had taken. In the same year, also, died Guido, the former king of Jerusalem, to whom Richard, king of England, had sold the island of Cyprus ; after whose decease, his brother Aymer became ruler of Cyprus. In the same year, PhBip, king of France, took to wife the daughter of the duke of Genest, in German}' ; on which, Canute, king of the Danes, brother of the before-mentioned BotBda, queen of tho Franks, made complaint to pope Celestinus, of the injury which the said king of France had done to his sister, in having divorced her without a cause being known for his so doing. He also made complaint against WiBiam, archbishop of Rheims, who, without the Apostolic authority, sitting in judgment, had effected the divorce between the said king of France and BotBda his wife, without enquiry into the cause. He also made complaint against Stephen de Noyon, PhBip,


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