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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 501

receive a fair and sufficient maintenance from the property of the church. [These, saving in all things the honor and privileges of the Holy Church of Rome.] In the same year, Octavianus, cardinal bishop of Ostia, and legate of the Apostolic See, came into Trance, being sent as legate a htere by our lord the pope Innocent, in order to enquire into the divorce that had taken place between Philip, king of Prance, and queen Botilda, his wife, and in the first place, before entering upon the question, to compel the beforenamed king of Prance to put away his German adulteress, and to take again his wife Botilda, and treat her in a due and becoming manner. This accordingly took place upon the vigil of the Nativity of the blessed Mary, the Mother of God and ever a Virgin, the said cardinal and the archbishops, bishops, and clergy of Prance, having met at the church of Saint Leodegar, at Nivelle. Thither, also, came Philip, king of Prance, and Botilda, his queen, and his German adulteress; ancTïEë~klng ofTrance, at the admonition of the said cardinal, and by the advice of his people, put away his adulteress, and took back his queen Botilda; immecu ateTy after which he made complaint against her to the. cardinal, saying, that legally he ought not to have her for a wife, as they were too closely connected by consanguinity, and that this he was prepared in every way to prove ; and he therefore demanded that a divorce should be effected between them. Upon this, the before-named cardinal appointed for them a space of six months, six weeks, six days, and six hours from the vigil of the Nativity of the blessed Mary, within which to deliberate upon the matter, and, at the choice of queen Botilda, j appointed Soissons as the place for trial. On the same day, ( that is to say, on the vigil of the Nativity of Saint Mary, after the ^ king of France~had put away his adulteress, and had taken again "His wifeTBotilda, the sentence of interdict upon the churches in the kingdom of Prance was immediately repealed, and, theÎ^ITnnging, there was great joy among the clergy and the people, as the interdict had now lasted for more than thirty weeks, and the bodies of the dead had been buried outside of the town, along the lanes and streets. Shortly after this, the woman before mentioned, whom the king of Prance had put away, gave birth to a son, who was called Philip, after the name of his father. The said king of Prance had also had, by the same woman, a daughter, who was five years old on the

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