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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.2

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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.2
page 37



36 ROGER OF WENUOYEB. [.V.D. Π78. in their places, by the authority of the supreme pontiff, on Whitsnn-evo, by the command of the king, who was also present on the occasion : and the same day, Ralph canon of Chichester received the government of the same, church from the hands of the bishop of London, to whom, as his diocesan, he bound himself in express words to pay canonical obedience ; after which he was introduced into the church in company with the brethren, appointed by the. bishop to he their prior, and solemnly enthroned.* The king of Fughimi, now, having settled the affairs of the kingdom to his wish, crossed to Normandy on the 18th of August, and held a conference with the king of France, at which the following treaty was concluded : " I Louis king of France and 1. Henry king of England, hereby notify to all men, that we have, by God's inspiration, promised and confirmed on oath, to enter the service of our crucified Saviour, and, taking the cross, to go to Jerusalem ; and that it is our wish to be friends, and to maintain one another in life, limb, and worldly honour against all men: and if any one shall presume to injure either of us, Τ Henry, will assist Louis king of France1, as my lord, against all men; and I Louis, will help Henry king of England, as my faithful man, against all men, savin?; the faith which we owe to our own men, as long as they shall continue faithful to us." This took place atMinancourt on the 25th of September. Of the foundation of Wcslirood monasUry. A.i) . 117S. Richard de Lucy, justiciary of Kngland, on the 11th of June, laid the foundations of a conventual church in honour of St. Thomas the martyr, at a place called Westwoodjf in the territory of Rochester. Also, king * Mattile» Paris adds the following :— " In the name year, too, IMiiliji count of Flanders and William de Magnavi!le set out for Jerusalem. The emperor Frederic, did homage to pope Alexander; for he heard that when that pontiff was flying from the persecution of the emperor, and the journey hy hind was unsafe for him, he took ship, and a slnrm having arisen, he put on all the papal decorations, as if he iva» going lo celebrale mass, and standing up on board, he commanded the sea and winds, like Jesus Christ, whose vicar he said he was, and iherewas a calm innneilialelv. On henring this, the emperor was astounded, and hy humiliating himself, appeased the pope, more, however, through fi%ir of God than man; and thus the quarrel ended." Τ Called also I,esncs abbey.


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