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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. 1189.] I'KACi: llETWEEN ΗΓ.ΝΚΪ AND ItlClIAUD. ~,', novcr make peace with king Henry without comprehending them also in the treaty. Meanwhile the king of France and Richard count of Poicton laid siege to Tours, and on the next Monday after the festival aforesaid, they applied their scaling ladders to the walls on the side of the Loire, which contained very little water, and took the city, with its garrison of sixtynine knights and a hundred men-at-arms. Then the king of England was compelled to make a discreditable peace, on tinfollowing terms:—"The king of England places himself wholly under the counsel of the king of France, so that whatsoever the latter shall think proper to be done, the king of England will fulfil without gainsaying." The king of England then did homage to the king of France as he had formerly done in the beginning of the war. It was also provided that Alice the French king's sister should be given into the charge of count Kichard until his return from the pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and that she should then become his wife. It was also provided that count Richard should receive the homage of all hisfather's subjects on both sides of the sea, and that none of the barons or knights, who in this war had adhered to count Richard, should return to England, except in the last month before the departure of the kings towards the Holy Land, the term of which will be in the middle of Lent. Moreover that he should pay the king of France twenty thousand marks of silver for his services in assisting count Richard ; and that the king of France and count Richard should hold the cities of Mans and Tours, with Chateau du Loir and Trou, until all the aforesaid conditions should be fulfilled. By this transaction the prophecy of .Merlin seems to have been fulfilled that a bit fabricated in the coasts of Armorica should be put into his jaws: for a bit was now put into the jaws of the king of England, by reason that the dominions, which bis predecessors had acquired in Auvergne, had become the property of another, for he now was obliged to give up to his son Richard, whether be would or no, those who had deserted from him, namely Gcoll'ry de Medium. Guy du Val, Ralph de Fiilcher, all residing within the coasts of Annonça. i. c. Brittany, through which is a peaceable passage between Britain and France, without trespassing on the coasts of Normandy.


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