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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 486

485 A.D. 1200. OTHO CEOWNED XING OF THE GERMANS. handed over to the bishop, and be dealt with according to the judgment of the clergy. The king of France also enacted, that whoever should be mayor of Paris, should make oath that he would keep faith with the clerks, saving always his fealty to the king. The said king also gave to the scholars an assurance of his protection, and, by his charter, confirmed the same. As for the mayor, after he had been confined several days in the king's prison, he determined to escape by flight, but while he was descending from the wall, the rope broke, and, falling from a height to the ground, he was killed- In the same year, Margarite, the leader of the pirates, whom Henry, emperor of the Eomans, had caused to be deprived of his sight, came to Paris, to Philip, king of France, and offered him, if he would follow his advice, to make him emperor of the Romans, or emperor of Constantinople, whichever he should prefer. To this, the king of France gave a ready assent, and prepared all necessaries for his expedition, horses, arms, men,5 0 and equipments. Margarite, then preceding the king of France, in order that he might arrange as he had promised, sent word throughout all parts of his dominions for all his galleys to meet him at Brindisi ; but on his arrival at Eome, he was slain by a servant of his, whom he had maltreated ; and so, this accident intervening, the king of France was baulked of his hopes. In the same year, died the archbishop of Mentz, who, in the city of Mentz, had acknowledged PhiBp, duke of Suabia, as his lord, and had crowned him king there. On his decease, the clergy and people of the city made choice of a certain noble clerk of their number for archbishop, and presented him to Philip, duke of Suabia ; but he rejected him, and wished, contrary to their desire, to appoint one of his own relations bishop of that place. Being greatly indignant at this, the clergy and people of Mentz, rejecting the duke of Suabia, gave their adhesion to Otho, king of the Germans, and acknowledged him as their lord ; and he, upon their presentation, received the person whom they had chosen as archbishop; while Otho himself was, on the day of the Nativity of our Lord, crowned king at Mentz, by the said archbishop of Mentz. On hearing of this, PhiBp, duke of Suabia, ordered the treasures to be conveyed to him which he had in those parts ; which coming to the 50 " Viribus" is probably ait error for " vins,"

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