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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 503



502 AliïîAXS OF KOGΕΚ BE HOTEBEN. A.D. 1200. permitted his servants to receive the money levied upon the carucates in his hands, as had been done in other parts of the kingdom, and why he had beaten one of the servants of the sheriff of York ; and in order that he might repay to the king three thousand marks of silver, which he had owed to Eichard, king of England, his brother. Immediately after his coronation, John, king of England, sent Philip, bishop of Durham, Eoger Bigot, earl of Norfolk, Ilenry de Bohun, earl of Hereford, nephew of William, king of Scotland, David, earl of Huntingdon, brother of the said king of Scotland, Boger de Lacy, constable of Chester, William de V'esci and Robert de Bos, sons-in-law of the said king of Scotland, and Bobert Pitz-Boger, sheriff of Northumberland, to William, king of the Scots, with letters patent from the king, giving a safe conduct for the purpose of bringing the said king of the Scots to the king of England, and naming the morrow of the feast of Saint Edmund as that of his appearance at Lincoln. In the meantime, Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, returning to England from the parts beyond sea, fell ill at London, being attacked by a quartan ague ; on which John, king of England, came to visit him, and confirmed his will, and promised him, in the name of the Lord, that for the future, in his time, he would ratify all reasonable testaments of prelates of churches. Shortly after, in the month of November, sixteen days before the calends of December, being the fifth day of the week, Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, departed this life at London. In the same month of November, on the eleventh day before the calends of December, being the third day of the week, John, king of England, and William, king of Scotland, had an interview at Lincoln ; and, on the day after, that is to say, on the tenth day before the calends of December, being the fourth day of the week, John, king of England, fearlessly, and contrary to the advice of many of his followers, entered the cathedral church of Lincoln,6 9 and offered on the altar of Saint John the Baptist, in the new buildings there, a chalice of gold. After this, on the same day, he and William, king of the Scots, met for 3 conference, outside of the city of Lincoln, upon a lofty hill ; and there, in sight of all the people, William, king of the Scots, 6 9 This is an allusion to the superstitious notion, that misfortune would befall those kings who entered the city of Lincoln. See Vol. i. p. 249, and the Note.


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