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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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114 ROGER OF ΛΥΈΝ DOVER. [A.D. 1192. not the whole priesthood ; he who had dragged the archbishop of York to prison was himself dragged to prison,— the captor was made captive, the binder was himself bound, the incarcerator was incarcerated; so that the degree of punishment may be considered as commensurate with that of the offence. At length, regardless of the hostages he had left, and the oath he had made not to leave the kingdom of England before the castles were surrendered, the said chancellor crossed sea into Normandy on the 29th of October. An unheard-of event. In the same year, a young man of the bishop of London's household, taught a hawk especially to hunt teals ; and once, at the sound of the instrument called a tabor by those who dwelt on the river's bank, a teal suddenly flew quickly away; but the hawk baffled of his booty, intercepted a pike swimming in the water, seized him, and carried him apparently forty feet on dry land. The bishop, astonished at this singular circumstance, sent the hawk and pike, as a curiosity to future times, to earl John, on the 22nd of October. Of the death of Reginald, archbishop elect of Canterbury. A.D . 1192. lîeginald bishop of Bath, who had been elected to the archbishopric by the monks of Canterbury, died on Christmas day, twenty-nine days after his appointment, and was buried in his own church at Bath, near the great altar. The king of the French arrived at Paris from his pilgrimage. About this time the king of the French returned from his pilgrimage, and was received at Paris in solemn procession, on the 27th of December. Of the capture of Darum by king Richard. After Easter in this same year, king Richard came to Darum, the last fort of Christendom next to Babylon, anil after a siege of five days took it, and allowed the garrison to depart on payment of a heavy ransom. How king Richard took seven thousand camels laden with treasure. After this victory, the duke of Burgundy came to king Richard with the French troops, of whom he had, by the


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