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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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Λ. Π. 1191.] DISnONKSTV ΟΙ' ΤΙΙΚ ciiANCKM.on. church of Lincoln, and son of William, seneschal of Normandy, was at Canterbury consecrated bishop of Winchester, hy William, legati; of the apostolic see. How king liichard had suspicion* regarding the chancellor. At this time the most serious complaints came from day to day to the king of the pride of his chancellor, and the injuries he inflicted on many ; he therefore wrote to the nobles of England as follows :—" We Kichard, king of England, to William our marshal, G. Fitz-l'eter, IL Bardo!ph, and W. Bruyère, he. If by chance our chancellor, to whom we entrusted the management of affairs in our kingdom, shall not have faithfully performed his duties, we order you to take measures for managing the affairs of the kingdom at your own discretion, both as regards escheats and fortresses. At this same, time William archbishop of Rouen, came to England, bearing letters from the king to this effect: " We Richard, by the grace of God, king of England, to William, marshal, and others his compeers, greeting.—Knowthat we. have thought fit, for the defence and arrangement of our kingdom, to semi to you our beloved father William archbishop of Rouen, who has been recalled from his pilgrimage by the consent of the supreme pontiff; wherefore we command and strictly enjoin you that, in the management of our affairs, you order all things with his advice; and it h our will that, as long as we are on our pilgrimage, you mutually take counsel together in arranging all matters,—he with you, and you with liim."* Of the disgraccfut fati of the chancellor. In this same year on the Saturday next after Michaelmas, at the request of carl John, brother of tin; king of England, the English nobles assembled near the bridge of the Loddon. between Reading and Windsor, to hold a conference (eu matters of importance to the king and kingdom. Rut on the dav after the conference, the archbishop of Rouen, as well as the. archbishop of York, and all the. bishops who had assembled at Reading to be present at the. conference, in • " 'l'Ics year died pepe Ch ment, and was succeeded h\ t'clistine. 1 r whom the impcror Henry was crowned on the eve of saint Jul.η the l'a| list."— At. /Viri».


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