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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 456



A.D. 1199. APPEAL OP CANUTE TO POPE INNOCENT. these dangers prevented him] from making trial of the prowess of the Sicilians, of Cyprus, of Saladin, of the pagan nations, in arms. " And with no lagging foot does the result follow upon the aspirations, together do they onward speed ; at the same moment that the will is born, the result is bôrn as well." On the decease of king Richard, Savaric, bishop of Bath, immediately urged his claims against Master William La Pie, abbat of Glastonbury, and asserted his right before our lord the pope Innocent, in presence of all the cardinals, saying that Richard, lring of England, had given him the said abbacy of Glastonbury, to hold the same for life, and that afterwards, Bstening to bad advice, he had unjustly taken it from him ; he also constantly affirmed, being prepared in every way to prove the same, that in ancient times there was at Glastonbury an episcopal see, which, is the one now at Bath ; and he demanded restitution to be made to him thereof, that he might be enabled to transfer thither the episcopal see which is now at Bath. Immediately on the death of king Richard, Philip, king of Prance, made a hostfle attack on the city of Evreux, and took it, and subjugated the whole of that county. In the same year, on Saint Patrick's day, that is, on the sixteenth day before the calends of April, being the fourth day of the week, Jocelyn, the venerable bishop of Glasgow, departed this life, at Melrose, of which place he had been the revered abbat; and was buried there, in the choir of the monks, on the northern side of the church. On the death of pope Celestinus and the election of pope Innocent in his place, Canute, king of the Danes, sent envoys to Rome, to wait upon pope Innocent, and to complain to him of Philip, king of Prance, who had unjustly repudiated his wife Botilda, his sister, and taken another wife in her stead. He also made complaint to our lord the pope, against WiBiam, archbishop of Bheims, and the other bishops, counts, and barons of Prance, through whom this divorce had been effected between the king of Prance, and queen BotBda, after appeal made by her to our lord the pope. Accordingly, at the instance of Canute, king of the Danes, our lord the pope Innocent gave orders to Peter of Capua, the cardinal, and legate of the Apostolic See, to use every possible endeavour to induce the king of Prance to put away his adulteress, and to take again his wife Botilda, and if he should not do so, to pronounce sentence of interdict upon the kingdom of Prance.


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