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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 .i). 1190.] KING KICIIAKU KMBAKKS. adding, tliat they had been paid seven hundred marks for the consecration of the bishop of .Maine, that they had received fifteen hundred marks of silver for granting tin: legateship to William bishop of Fly, ami moreover of having received a large sum of money from the archbishop of Bourdeaux, who was accused of a crime by his clerks, and so after his refusal to visit Home, he entered Apultia near the town of Capua. How king Richard appointed his nephew Arthur to Le his heir. At this time Tanered king of Sicily (who had succeeded to king William), in order to keep on peaceable terms with king Richard, gave to that king twenty thousand ounces of silver in discharge of all his claims against him, and the same quantity of gold as a quit-claim of the will, which king William had made in favour of king Henry, Richard's father, and in consideration of the marriage which had been agreed to be contracted between Arthur duke of Brittany and the. daughter of king Tancrcd : on which king Richard appointed the before named Arthur his heir, in ease, of his dying without any lawful heir, after which he set out on his pilgrimage. flow queeti Eleanor, on leaving her son, left Iicrengaria with him. At this time queen Eleanor, determined to follow the route of her son the king, and crossing mount Janus and the plains of Italy, she. at length came up with him ; and after spending four days with him, she by his permission, returned to England, leaving with her son, Bercugnrin daughter of the king of Navarre, whom Richard was about to marry; for king Richard had given to the king of the French ten thousand pounds as a quit-claim for his marriage with that monarch's sister; and, by that agreement too, the king of the French had ever resigned all his claim to the castle of (iisors and the whole of the Vexin. In this same year too Frederic, the Roman emperor, in the fortieth year of his reign, passed through Bulgaria on his way to Jerusalem, and in marching from Icoiiium to Antioch, whilst his army safely passed the river Saphet, the emperor fell from his horse into the stream and was drowned.


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