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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 533

Roman Pontiff after the decease of pope Celestinus, he declined the election, although ten cardinals would have agreed to his election ; and he, with the other cardinals, elected Lothaire, cardinal deacon, Pontiff of Rome, under the name of pope Innocent the Third. The said John never ate flesh, nor did he drink wine or cider, or any thing with which he might become intoxicated ; but for gold and silver he had a considerable thirst. In presence of this cardinal, Geoffrey, archbishop of York, made offer to Simon, the dean, and to the chapter, of York, to abide by his judgment as to all the matters in dispute between them ; saving always the dignities and privileges of either party, and saving their rights. But this single expression—" saving their rights"—was burdensome and insupportable to them, whom the knowledge of their own doings accused ; and they used every endeavour that the clause—" saving their rights"— might be expunged. In the same year, in order that the peace might be more lasting between PhBip, king of Prance, and John, king of England, it was enacted, and by writing confirmed, that if the king of Prance should in any way break the peace which he had made with the king of England, the barons of Prance, whom he had given as sureties for the observance of the treaty of peace, being released, with all their men, from fealty to the king of France, should go over to the king of England, in order to aid him against the king of France ; and that it should be the same as to the barons of the king of England, whom he had given as sureties for the preservation of the peace, and that they should become subject to the king of France, together with their men, being released from their fealty to the king of England, if that king should commit a breach of the peace. In the same year, "Walter de Lacy, a powerful man in Ireland, had an interview with John de Courcy, lord of "Ulster, and, attempting by treachery to seize him, slew many of his people. Upon this, when the said John had taken to flight, Hugh de Lacy, the brother of the before-named "Walter, said to him : " My lord, come with me, and I wiB receive you in my castle, for which I am your liegeman, until such time as your troops shaB have assembled, in order that you may take vengeance on those who have always held you in hatred." Accordingly, the said John beBeved him, and entered his castle in safety from the before-named "Walter.90 But when he wished to de 9 0 It is stated " Hugh," probably by mistake.

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