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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
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A.D. 1180.] HUGH DE I.ACY SLAIN'. of his soul in connexion with the subject before them, adding that he was strongly disposed in his own mind to abide by the advice which they should offer. The whole council then, considering on what they had just heard, deemed it more sound and salutary to the king's soul that he should govern his whole, kingdom with proper moderation, and defend it from the irruption of the barbarians, than attend in his own person to the welfare of the people of the east; but they did not deem it meet to come to any decision respecting the king's sons, who were absent, one of whom the patriarch requested might be sent to Jerusalem, if the king should decline to go himself. The same year also, John, the king's son, was made, a belted knight by his father at Windsor, on the last day of March, after which he crossed into Ireland. The king and tinpatriarch then sailed over to Normandy, and celebrated Kaster at Rouen. The king of France hearing of the arrival of the king of England, came with all speed to Vaudreuil, where the two kings passed three days in familiar converse, and many noblemen took the cross in their presence, but the kings themselves only promised that they would both send speedy help to the Holy Land, for they did not think it an easy matter to carry on so important an enterprise from the remote bounds of the west; and the patriarch, disappointed in the object of his commission, and with bailled hopes, returned to his own country. The same year, Hugh de Lacy, lord of the province called Media,* was slain on the 25th of July. At the same time, the carl of Huntingdon having died without children, the king gave that earldom with its purtenanecs to William king of Scotland. Also, Gilbert de Glanville archdeacon of Lisienx was consecrated bishop of Rochester on the 29th of September,')' and Henry duke of Saxony, with the emperor's permission, returned home and contented himself with his own paternal inheritance. llaldicin archbishop of Canterbury receives the pall and the legatine authority. A. i. 11SG. Baldwin archbishop of Canterbury rveived * Month, in Ireland. + ** The «amo year died pope lau-ins, ami, according to some account*, was succeeded by Urban."—M. l'.ims.


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