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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. II. A.D. 1066 to A.D. I307.

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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. II. A.D. 1066 to A.D. I307.
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deliyered William king of Scotland, into the hands of Henry, who loaded him with chains, and confined him in the castle of litrfpmunìf. Also, on the same day, Prince Henry the younger, having seen the ships which he, relying on the assistance of the count of Flanders, and trusting in the troops by which he was accompanying, had collected for the purpose of crossing over the sea to England to subdue it, entirely scattered, and almost sunk by a mighty tempest, which arose suddenly, was compelled to return ignominiously to France. This year, Richard was consecrated archbishop of Canterbury at Rome, by pope Alexander ; and Richard, bishop of Winchester, with the bishops elect of Ely, Hereford, and Chichester, were consecrated by the same archbishop. But Geoffrey the Bastard, bishop elect of Lincoln, because his election had not yet been confirmed, crossed the sea in his awn person to go across the Alps. William, king of Scotland, having made peace, comes to do homage to king Henry. A..D. 1175. The city of Rouen was besieged. This year also, peace was made between the king and his sons. A liegeman of the king of England came from the kingdom of Scotland, and did him homage for all his estates, as his own especial lord. And in like manner, did all the bishops, with the earls and barons of Scotland. They also swore that they would never harbour any one who was a fugitive from the king of England. A general council was held at Westminster, on the seventeenth of June, under the presidency of Richard, archbishop of Canterbury, and legate of the apostolic see. Roger, archbishop of York, was not present at the council. Reginald, earl of Cornwall, died. Hugh Petroleon, cardinal deacon of Saint Angelo, came as legate into England, and gave authority to bring the clergy before a secular judge for forfeit of forest, and for lay fees in favour of the king. The same year, William Turbee, bishop of Norwich, died. Joanna, daughter of king Henry, marries the king of Sicily. A..D. 1176. Richard, archbishop of Canterbury, appointed three archdeacons in his diocese, which from ancient times had been content with only one ; their names were Savaric, Nicolas, and Herebert. The same year, John, dean of Salisbury, was consecrated bishop of Norwich. And not long afterwards, the king caused the castles of Leicester, of Hunt vnr.. TT. *


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