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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 417



do nothing of which he would he ashamed, " By reason whereof shame might place a mark on his forehead, and selfaccusation torture his mind, or disgrace blemish the glories of his fair name."7 0 In the same year, queen Eleanor, the mother of Richard, king of England, came to Rouen, and sent for Hugh Pitz-Ernest de NeviBe and the other keepers who had charge of PhiBp, bishop of Beauvais, in the fortress of Rouen, and begged them, for the love they bore her, to aBow the said bishop to come to her lodging to speak to her : and, although it was a perilous matter for them, stiB, behig unable to resist the queen's entreaty, they allowed the said bishop, in fetters, to go beyond the gates of the fortress, whBe they accompanied him. Now, it so happened that they had to pass by the porch of a certain church ; to the door of which, although it was closed, the said bishop ran as fast as he could, and, seizing the knocker of the said church, cried with a loud voice, saying, " I seek the protection of God and of the Church." At these words, his guards, being greatly alarmed, laid hands on him, and, dragging him away from the door of the church, led him to the fortress whence he had come, and kept him in stiB stricter custody, imputing it to the queen that this had been done by her advice. On hearing of this, the king of England sent the said bishop to Chinon, to be kept in closer confinement. In the same year, Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, consecrated Eustace, bishop of Ely, at London, on the Lord's Day on which is sung " Lœtare Jerusalem,"71 the ceremony being performed at Westminster, on the eighth day before the ides of March. In the same year, pope Celestinus, sinking "ider the weight of old age and a grievous malady, departed this Bfe, at Rome, in the month of January, on the sixth day before the ides of the said month, being the sixth day of the week, in the seventh year of his papacy, and was buried at the Lateran. On the day after his death, the cardinals, meeting together, elected as Supreme Pontiff Lothaire, a cardinal deacon, a young man, about thirty years old or a Bttle more, who assumed the name of pope Innocent. Immediately after his election, he wrote 7 0 " Unde pudor frontem signet, mentemque reatus Torqueat, aut famse titulos infamia lasdat." 1 1 The beginning of the introit for the fourth Sunday in Lent.


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