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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 466



A.D. 1199. DISPUTE WITH THE AECHBISHOP OP YOBK. 465 the said king, his father, had given the castle and the manor of Cuinae,39 slew the before-named viscount of Limoges, in revenge for his father. In the same year, there were in England, and the various parts thereof, such vast floods of water that bridges, mills, and houses, Were carried away. The bridge of Berwick having been carried away, by command of WiBiam, king of the Scots, earl Patrick, the governor of Berwick, and the then chief justiciary of the whole kingdom of Scotland, attempted to rebuild the bridge ; on which he was forbidden, on behalf of PhBip, bishop of Durham, to sink a foundation for a bridge on his land ; but the bridge could not be made unless it had its foundation on the land of the bishop of Durham, -as it had before. At length, however, the bishop of Durham, by the advice of WiBiam de StuteviBe, allowed the bridge to be made, and to have its foundation on his own land, saving always the covenants that had been made between the king of Scotland and Hugh, bishop of Durham, his predecessor. In the same year, Geoffrey, the archbishop of York, Simon, the dean, Haimo, the treasurer, Beginald, the pnecentor, Adam de Tornouere, and WiUiam Testard, the archdeacons, and the other canons of the church of York, having met in the presence of Peter de Capua, cardinal deacon and titular of Saint Mary de Via Lata, and legate of the Apostolic See, Geoffrey, archbishop of York, and the above-named clergy of the church of York, submitted the decision of their disputes to Hugh, the lord bishop of Lincoln, Master fioger, dean of the said church, and Master Columba; on which occasion, the archbishop promised, on the word of truth, that if he should refuse to abide by the decision of the before-named arbitrators, he would pay to the dean and canons of York two hundred marks by way of penalty ; the dean also, and the before-named clergy of the church of York, made oath distinctly that they would not refuse to abide by the decision of the before-named arbitrators, but would dutifully receive and dutifuBy observe whatever should be determined by them. After this, when the officers of the archbishop of York, on various grounds, attempted, by the pope's letters, to summon them to trial before other judges, they made claim against the archbishop of the said two hundred marks of silver, by way of penalty. Also, whBe the said archbishop was staying with the 3 9 Now Cognac. VOL. II. H H


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