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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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Α .η . 1194." RELEASE ΟΕ RICHARD. How the king of the French endeavoured to seize on Xormandy, Philip, the French king, now gave vent to his hatred against the king of the English, and with a very large army invaded Normandy, sparing neither rank, sex, or age. Gilbert de Waseuil sent for the aforesaid king and treacherously surrendered G inora to him, as had been agreed on between them. After this the said king, partly through treachery and partly by force, subdued all the Yexin of Normandy, and the county of Aumarle, as far as Dieppe and valley of Iluil, with the principal fortresses; be also conquered the country of Hugh de Goiirnai, who with some others had surrendered to the French king, lie moreover besieged Rouen, but by the valour of the earl of Leicester and the prowess of the inhabitants, he was driven from that city in confusion, timi with loss of some of his troops. The said king also took the city of Evreux, and delivered it over to the guardian-hip of the said earl.* /law the French king married the sister of the king of Denmark, and immediately divorced her. About this time the French king espoused the sister of the king of Denmark, named Ingelburg, a lady of remarkable beauty; but after the marriage he divorced her and placed her amongst the nuns at Soissons, at the same time ordering all tin? Danes who had come with her to return to their own country. In this same year, Hubert Walter, bishop of Salisbury, was canonicali)' elected to the archbishopric of Canterbury, and, on the day after the least of St. Leonard, was installed in his see ; and to his care, by command of king Richard, was entrusted the kingdom of England and the administration of affairs there, Walter archbishop of Rouen, having been sent for by the king into Germany, whither he went accompanied also by Eleanor the king's mother, who was anxious to see her son. How king Richard was released, and came to Kngland, Λ.Ο . 1194. The greatest part of the ransom money having been paid, and hostages having been given as security for what remained unpaid, king Richard was, on the day of the • Eiu-lJilin.


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