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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 488

A.D. 1200. JOHN, BISHOP OF NOBWICH, DIES. also, by his preaching, turned the hearts of many to the release of claims for interest, and to the assumption of the Cross in the expedition to Jerusalem. At London also, and many other places throughout England, he effected by his preaching, that from that time forward people did not dare to hold market of things exposed for sale on the Lord's day. He also enacted in London and several other places, that in each church that had the means, there should be always a lamp kept burning, or some never-failing light, before the body of our Lord. He also caused, by means of his preaching, that many of the citizens and other discreet men kept daily upon their table an alms-dish, in which to place some part of their food for those poor who have no means of their own. Accordingly, for these and other works of mercy, the enemy of mankind raised against this man of God the ministers of iniquity, who said to him, " It is not lawful for thee to reap another's harvest;" to which he replied, "The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few."5 1 However, the said abbat, on being censured by the ministers of Satan, was unwilling any longer to molest the prelates of England by his preaching, but returned to Normandy, unto his place whence he had come. In the same year, Eaymond, earl of Saint Gilles, did homage to John, king of England,for the lands and castles which Eichard, king of England, had given him as a marriage portion with his sister Joanna, upon the understanding that when Eaymond, his son by his wife Joanna, should come to the years of discretion, he should have all the estates before-mentioned, and should do homage for the same to John, king of England, his uncle; but if he should depart this life without issue, the same were to revert to the earl of Saint Gilles : and he himself, and his heirs after him, were to hold all the same as of hereditary right of the earl of Poitou, by the service of coming with five hundred knights to serve the earl of Poitou as often as the earl of Poitou should go into Gascony with his army, for "one month at his own expense, but if he should stay there longer than that period, the earl of Poitou was to provide all necessaries. After this, John, king of England, came to Anjou, and received from it one hundred and fifty hostages as pledges that it would preserve its fealty to him, whom he placed under ward. In the same year, died John of Oxford, bishop of Norwich, and was succeeded in his bishopric by John de Gray, at the ·' St. Luke χ. 2.

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