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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 426



• - A.D. 1198. THE ARCHBISHOP OF YOltK APPEALS TO THE KING. 425 the institution of canons therein, the same cause for forhiddirjg it still existing ; except that we are of opinion that it is still more derogatory to the said church, that the building has been transferred to a place so distant.82 Given at Saint Peter's, at Eome, on the eighth day before the ides of May, in the first year of our pontificate." The said pope Innocent also signified, by his letters to all the suffragans of the church of Canterbury, that he had given commands to Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, not to delay, within thirty days after the receipt of his letter, at his own expense, to destroy the chapel of Lambeth, and revoke as null and void whatever had been done as to the institution of canons and other persons in reference to the said chapel, as also the other matters that were contained in his said letter. He also commanded the said suffragans that, if the said archbishop of Canterbury should delay to do any of the things that were contained in his said letter, then, in such case, for the future, they were to pay him no respect or obedience. However, the said archbishop, being supported by the king's protection, hoping that he could not be defeated by his adversaries, caused all the revenues of the monks, and the offerings at the tomb of the blessed Martyr Thomas, to be seized on the king's behalf, and, disregarding the mandates of the Supremo Pontiff, would not allow the monks of the Holy Trinity to go beyond the precincts of that church. At last, however, at his own expense, he destroyed the chapel at Lambeth. In the same year, Geoffrey, the archbishop of York, and Simon, the dean, together with the canons of York, appearing in the presence of Richard, king of England, at Andely, in Normandy, each of them alleged the injuries done to the one side and the other ; and, as it was in accordance with the king's wishes that the said archbishop, dean, and canons of York should submit to the arbitration of the lord archbishop of Rouen, and the lords bishop of Winchester and Worcester, the said archbishop consented to the king's desire on the subject : but the dean and canons of York made answer, that they would not submit to the judgment of any person, except the judgment of canons secular, and they alleged injustice on the part of the king, because this mode of reconciliation was productive of long delays, and, in the meantime, the archbishop è 2 Alluding to the transfer of the intended chapel by archbishop Baldwin from Akington, or Hackington, near Canterbury, to Lambeth.


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