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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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son of Henry's brother Robert, Henry's own nephew and enemy, and that William was already settled in the county, and had put to death Charles's murderers with various tortures. At this, Henry was disturbed, because the youth was a brave and active man, and had threatened to drive Henry out of both Normandy and England, which he said belonged to him by hereditary right. At the same time Richard bishop of London died, and was succeeded by Gilbert the Universal, who received consecration from William archbishop of Canterbury. The empress Matilda marries Geoffrey count of Anjou. The same year Fulk count of Anjou, intending to go and settle for life in Jerusalem, gave up his county to his son Geoffrey, surnamed Plantagenet, who was a most elegant young man, and himself started for Jerusalem, whither he arrived in safety. The king of Jerusalem was much rejoiced at his arrival, and gave him in marriage his eldest daughter, with the expectation of becoming king after himself. When this became known to king Henry, he crossed into Normandy, and married his daughter the empress to the above-named Geoffrey count of Anjou. Then died Richard bishop of Hereford. At the same time, Boamund, son of the great Boamund, passed into Syria, and received from Baldwin king of Jerusalem his paternal inheritance of Antioch, together with the king's second daughter in marriage. After which, Boamund took the town of Caphardan, and slew all the Turks he found therein.* A.D. 1128. Henry king of England marched in hostile manner into France, because Louis king of France protected the count of Flanders, his nephew and enemy, and * Matthew Paris adds : " About the same time of the year, on the nativity of St. John the Evangelist, the prior and sub-prior of St. Mary's, York, having obtained the abbat's permission, left their house with eleven others, to find out a suitable residence elsewhere, because they wished to adopt a stricter mode of life and habit, as the founders of the Cistertian order had done before, when they heard the command from heaven, " Stop here." Thus these thirteen brethren came to a wild and desert place, in a dark and deep valley, about three miles from Ripon. Here they took up their residence in the greatest poverty, and began to build a church, to which, from some springs which they found there, they gave the name of Fountains ; and they increased every day wonderfully in number and wealth."


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