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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 460



A.D. 1199. BISHOP OF BUBHAM SENT TO THE KING OF SCOTS. 459 Arundel, Eanulph, earl of Chester, and many barons. Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, crowned and consecrated the beforenamed John, duke of Normandy, king of England, in the church of Saint Peter the Apostle, at Westminster, on the sixth day before the calends of June, being the fifth day of the week, and the day of the Ascension of our Lord ; Philip, bishop of Durham, protesting against the same, on the ground that the coronation ought not to take place in the absence of Geoffrey, archbishop of York, primate of all England. On the day of his coronation, king John girded William Marshal with the sword of the earldom of Striguil, and Geoffrey Pitz-Peter with the sword of the earldom of Essex; which • parties, although they had been before styled earls, and had had the management of their counties, had not been girded with the swords of their earldoms ; and on the same day, being girded with their swords, they served at the king's table. On the day also of his coronation, the said king conferred on Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, his chancellorship. While he was exulting in the power so conferred on him, and boasting greatly of his favour with the king, Hugh Bardolph an^_ swered him : " My lord, by your leave I say it, if you reaBy were weB to consider the power of your name, and the dignity of your position, you would not impose on yourseB7 the yoke of slavery ; for we have never seen or heard of a chanceBor being made out of an archbishop, but we have seen an arch-_j bishop made out of a chanceBor." • In the meantime, WBBam, prior of May, Walter; prior of the Island of Saint Columba, and WiBiam de Haye, who had been sent on behalf of WBliam, king of Scotland, came to John, king of England ; and, through them, the king of Scotland demanded of the king of England Northumberland and Cumberland, with their appurtenances, in right of inheritance from his father. He also promised that if the king should restore them to him, he would faithfuBy serve him with aB his might ; but if not, he would, if he possibly could, obtain the whole of his rights. To this, king John made answer : "When your master, the king of the Scots, my much-loved cousin, shaB come to me, I wiB do for him what is just, both ih relation to this and his other demands." After this, John, king of England, sent PhBip, bishop of Durham, to meet the king of the Scots, hoping that he would come at his command ; and he, in the meantime, came to Not


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