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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1

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ROGER OF WENDOVER
Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1
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A.D. 1108.] DEAT H OF ARCHBISHOP GIRARD. will, went to Bee, where, by the mediation of friends, he met archbishop Anselm, who at the king's request, returned to England, and resumed the administration of his see. Henry soon after followed him to England, where he put his brother Robert, and William count of Moreton, in prison for life. The Almighty had bestowed these gifts on king Henry, r.amely, wisdom, victory, and wealth ; by which he succeeded in every thing, and surpassed all his predecessors. The same year there was a meeting of bishops, abbats, and nobles at London, in the king's palace, under the presidency of archbishop Anselm, wherein the king ordained that from that time no bishop or abbat should receive investiture by the staff and ring through the hand of the king or of any other lay person : whilst on the other hand the archbishop conceded that no one elected to a dignity, should be refused consecration by reason of the homage which he should make to the king. The same year were consecrated William bishop of Winchester, Roger of Salisbury, Reinelm of Hereford, William of Exeter, and Urban of Glamorgan, by Anselm archbishop of Canterbury, at Canterbury, on Sunday the 11th of August. About the same time, also, died Maurice bishop of London, founder of the church of St. Paul, and Edgar king of Scots, who was succeeded by his brother Alexander. How Girard, archbishop of York, was succeeded by Thomas. A.D. 1108. Girard archbishop of York died, and Thomas, the king's chaplain, was promoted to the vacant see ; but he was no sooner elected, than Anselm archbishop of Canterbury interdicted his assumption of the pastoral duties, until he should make to him the same profession of canonical obedience which his predecessors Thomas and Girard had made by ancient custom. "An d if you do not consent to this," said Anselm, " we forbid all the bishops of Britain, under pain of anathema, to lay hands on you, or to admit you to be archbishop, supposing that you should obtain consecration from abroad. The same year Richard de Beaumeis, elect of London, was consecrated at Pageham by Anselm, in the presence of many of his suffragans. About the same time also Louis succeeded to Philip on the throne of France.* * Philip died July 20, and was succeeded by Louis VI., who died Aug.l, 1137.


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