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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 396

A.D. 1196. CONFESSION OF EOGEE OF ELPON. 395 card, the treasurer of the church of York, -whose treasurership Richard, king of England, gave to master Eustace, his seal-bearer. In the same year died Peter de Ros, after whose decease Richard, king of England, gave to Aimeric, nephew of Philip, bishop elect of Durham, the archdeaconry of Carlisle ; and Philip, the bishop elect of Durham, gave to the said Aimeric, his nephew, the archdeaconry of Durham and the church of Acelet, which the before-named Bucard had held. In the same year, Eichard, king of England, fortified a new castle in the island of Andely, against the consent and prohibition of Walter, archbishop of Eouen ; and because the king would not desist from his purpose, the said archbishop pronounced sentence of interdict upon Normandy, and then repaired to the Supreme Pontiff. In the same year, a combat taking place between the followers of the king of Prance and of the king of England, Hugh de Chaumont, a valiant and wealthy knight, and à very intimate friend of the king of Prance, was taken prisoner, and delivered to the king of England ; on which the king of England delivered him into the custody of Robert de Ros, and Robert delivered him to William de l'Espinay, his retainer, to keep in the castle of Bonville-sur-Toko ; who keeping a negligent guard over him, by night he descended from the wall, with the consent and connivance of the said William de PEspinay. The king of England being greatly enraged at this, because Hugh de Chaumont had thus made his escape from out of his hands, took Robert de Ros and imprisoned him ; and exacted from him twelve hundred marks of silver as his ransom ; and William de l'Espinay, who was a traitor to his lord, was hanged on a gibbet. In the same year, Ralph de Wigetof, a clerk of Geoffrey, archbishop of York, was taken ill at Rouen, even to the point of death, and, in the presence of our lord the pope and all the cardinals, made confession that he had obtained many forged letters in the court of Rome, both relative to the business of his master, the archbishop of York, as also his own private business, and that he had now sent them to England : where upon our lord the pope gave orders to Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, that if there should be any letters found relative to the business of the archbishop of York, containing anything

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