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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 430



A.D. 1193. LETTER OP THE KXNG OP ENGLAND. 429 Feri de Paris, Peter de la Truie, Guido de Levers, Turmentin, [of Champagne,] Terric d'Anceis, Amfrid de Baalim, Eborard de Montigny, Puncard, Walter Le Rouge, Ernulph de Lenni, Odo de Muntimi, William de Sauciai, Jollan de Bray, Peter de Poney, Dembert [d'Auge,] Puncard Duchatel Empurchamp, William de Merle, John de Gauge, Theobald de Brune-, Robert de Beauburg, Geoffrey de Borhai, Peter de Maidnil, Pulk de Gilerval, John de Semi, [Alard] de Loenais, Ralph de Yallucel, Ferri de Brunaye, Thomas de Castel, William de Rochemont, Theobald de Misci: And, besides the knights already mentioned, the king of England took one hundred knights, and one hundred and forty horses, covered with iron armour, and of men-at-arms, both horse and foot, a great number. On this occasion the said king wrote to Philip, bishop of Durham, to the following effect : The Letter of Richard, Icing of England, to Philip, lishop of Durham, relative to the above-mentioned victory. " Richard, by the grace of God, king of England, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and earl of Anjou, to his dearly beloved and faithful subject, Philip, by the same grace, bishop of Durham, greeting. You are to know that on the last Lord's day, before the feast of Saint Michael, we entered the territory of the king of France, in Anjou, and made an assault on Curcelles, of which w-e took the castle, with the town, as also the lord of the castle, and all the rest who were therein. On the same day we assaulted the fortified mansion of Burris, and took the whole that was in it, together with the mansion, and at a late hour returned with our army into Anjou. On hearing of this, on the following day the king of France came forth from Mante, with three hundred knights, and with men-at-arms and citizens, for the purpose of succouring the castle of Curcelles, as he did not believe that it was taken. On this, as soon as we learned that he was approaching, we went forth with a small number of troops, but sent the main body of our forces to line the bank óf the river Ethe, as we supposed that he would come upon our people on the opposite bank of the river from the side of Anjou. He, however, with his forces made a descent in the direction of Gisors, on which, we put him and his people, after taking to flight, into such consternation on their way to the gate of Gisors, that the bridge broke down beneath them, and the king of France, as


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