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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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13G ROCKR OF WENDOVER. [A.D .1194. The French were panic-struck by this report, as they na«l often had experience of the king's bravery: they therefore chose to fly rather than to fight, and retreated from their camp, to their eternal disgrace and infamy. Jfotr Ifcrrbrrl the Poor was mad" bishop of Salisbury. About this same time, llcrebert surnamed the Poor, archdeacon of Canterbury, being canonical])- elected to the bishopric of Salisbury, was ordained a priest at Whitsuntide, and on the day after was consecrated a bishop by Hubert archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminter. At the same time the French king in his retreat from Verneuil, in order that he might not appear to have effected nothing, in his anger destroyed a little fort called Fountains, and thus with something having the appearance of a victory he returned to his own dominions. Of the capture of Loches by king Richard. King Richard, after these events, came to Tours, and received two thousand marks of silver by way of presents, from the burgesses of Ncufchfitel, where the body of St. Martin reposes. lie then marched within the boundaries of Tours, and laid siege to the castle of Loches, which he took by storm after a few days: this castle the- king of the French had received from the lieutenants of the Kngli-h king, when the latter was a prisoner, as a kind of security that they would not break the treaty which had been made between the monarch.", and had given it, well stored with provisions, into the charge of fifteen knights ami eighty soldiers. At this time the son of the king of Navarre came, to assist the English king, with a large army, and having amongst his followers fifty arbalesters, besides a hundred others; this prince laid waste the territory of Geoffrey de Ravenne, and that of the count of Angouleme. How king Richard drove the French king out of Touraine. At this time also Philip king of the French, entered the confines of Tours, and pitched bis ramp near Yindimie : but finding by means of bis scouts that the king of the English was marching upon him, he early in the morning struck his camp and made all haste to Frcitval ; but the king of th ;


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