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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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82 ROGER OF WENDOVEtt. [A .u . 1189. (lie house of a Christian citizen had been consumed. When the English people throughout the country heard of this attack on the Jews in London, they assailed them with one consent, and made a perfect havoc of them, slaughtering their persons and plundering their goods, lint on the day after the coronation, king Richard, having received nomage and the oath of fidelity from the nobles, gave orders that no Jews should ufTer forfeiture, but that they should live in peace throughout all the cities of England. Of king Richard's munificence. When the Cistercian monks came together from different parts of the world to a general chapter of their order, king Richard gave them every year a hundred marks of .silver, and confirmed it by a charter. l/ow king Richard bestowed pastors on the churches which were vacant throughout England. On the morrow of the elevation of the holy cross,* king Richard was at Pipewell,f where, by the advice of his archbishops and bishops be convened a large council, and gave, to his brother Geoffrey the archbishopric of York : whilst he appointed Godfrey de Lucy to the bishopric of Winchester, Richard archdeacon of Ely to that of Loudon, Hubert Walter to Salisbury, and William dc Longchamp to Ely : but Baldwin archbishop of Canterbury, after the elections were made, forbade Geoffrey archbishop elect of York, to receive sacerdotal orders or episcopal consecration from any other hands than his own, and on this behalf be appealed to the apostolic see. /low /high bishop of Durham obtained the title of carl for money. At this time, king Richard deposed from his office of bailiff, Ralph dc Glanville, justiciary of England, together with almost all tin' English sheriffs and their officers, compelling all of them to pay a heavy fine of redemption ; and to raise funds for the recovery of the Holy Land from the dominion of the infidels, he set every thing up for sab' ; lordships, castles, townships, woods, farms, shrievalties, and such like. Whereupon Hugh de l'usa/., bishop of Durham, bought for • The 17th of September. ti n Northamptonshire.


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