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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 428

A.D.1198. THE DUKE OF SAXONT VISITS THE KING OF ENGLAND. 427 very numerous, still, not being able to make resistance to the forces of the English, they were put to flight, and throwing away their arms, that, being less burdened, they might run moro swiftly, there were slain more than three thousand seven hundred of them, besides those who were captured, and those who being fatally wounded escaped from the field ; while on the side of the English, only one person was killed, being accidentally wounded by an arrow incautiously aimed by one of his companions. In the same year, in the month of August, Ermengard, the queen of the Scots, was delivered of her first-born son, and his name was called Alexander, he being baptized by Jocelyn, the venerable bishop of Glasgow. In the same year, the truce being ended, which the king of Erance and the king of England had agreed to, until such time as the corn should have been gathered in on both sides, their direful fury immediately blazed forth, and, all conferences being put an end to, each entered the kingdom of the other in hostile form, and, depopulating the lands, carried off booty, took prisoners, and burned towns. The king of France also, finding a new method of venting his rage against the people, caused the eyes to be put out of many of the subjects of the king of England whom he had made prisoners, and thus provoked the king of England, unwilling as he vas, to similar acts of impiety. In the same year, the Duke of Louvaine, the count de Brene, Baldwin, earl of Flanders, the count de Gynes, the earl of Boulogne, Geoffrey, count de Perche, the earl of Saint GiBes, the earl of Blois, Arthur, duke of Brittany, and many others, forsaking the king of France, became adherents of Bichard, king of England, making oath to him, and he to them, that they would not make peace with the king of France, unless with the common consent of aB. On this, the earl of Flanders laid siege to the town of Saint Omer, and took it by storm, and in like manner Arras, and many other towns of the king of France. In the same year, Henry, duke of Saxony, nephew of Richard, king of England, came to Andely, in Normandy, to visit his uncle, the said king of England, being on his return from the land of Sulia ; and was honorably entertained by the king, in such manner as befitted a man of such eminence, and his own nephew. In the month of September, in the said year, PhBip, king of France, and Richard, king of England, had an engagement

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