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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 415

ANN AXS OF EOGEE DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1193. Anjou, the bishop elect of Evreux, as also Baldwin de Bethune, the earl of Aumarle, William de Pratelles, William de L'Estang, and Briee, his chamberlain, that they might be present at the election of emperor in his stead. For he greatly feared to go thither, and once more to fall into their hands, unless security should be given him for a safe conduct going and returning. And no wonder, for he had not yet paid what he had promised to give to the nobles of the land for his liberation, and for his sake it was that the body of the emperor was lying unburied. The king of England, however, used every possible endeavour that Henry, duke of Saxony, his nephew, might be made emperor. But as he had not yet returned from his pilgrimage, and delay brought danger with it, the said king of England wrought so effectually with the archbishops of Cologne and Mentz, and some of the other principal men of Germany, that they elected his nephew Otho, brother of the before-named duke of Saxony, emperor. It deserves to be known, that in the election of the emperor of the Bomans, the mode of procedure is as follows : The manner of electing the Emperor of. the Romans. On the death of the emperor, the archbishops, bishops, abbats, dukes, counts, and all the other nobles of Germany, meeting together, elect twelve persons in common, "and present them to the archbishop of Cologne, the archbishop of Mentz, the duke of Saxony, and the Count Palatine of the Bhine ; and whosoever these four elect from the twelve so selected as aforesaid, is to be the king of the Germans, and to be crowned as such at the Chapel of Hays,6 3 where Charles the Groat lies buried. Accordingly, the before-named Otho, being one of the twelve persons so selected in common, as aforesaid, on the urgent prayers and intercession made by Bichard, king of England, [on his election,] was received by the archbishops of Cologne and Mentz, and was crowned by them king of the Germans, at Aix-la-Chapelle, in presence of the dukes of Lemburg, Louvaine, and many other dukes and many bishops, Baldwin, earl of Flanders, being also present, and Henry, count of Namur, his brother, and many other counts. On this, the said Otho took to wife the daughter of the duke of Louvaine, and on the day of the coronation of the said Otho, she sat together with him on the royal throne, but was not crowned at that time. 6 8 Aix-la-Chapelle.

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