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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). Π08.] Ι1ΛΤΤΙ.Κ IN WALKS. Of the removal of Hubert archbishop of Canterbury from the office of justiciary. At that time a difference arose, between the archbishop of Canterbury and the monks of the Holy Trinity at that place, on account of the new church which the archbishop had built at Lambeth ; for the monks were afraid* that be would transfer the cathedral sec to the latter place ; they therefore set out to Koine to complain to pope Innocent, that the archbishop, contrary to the dignity of his station, was acting as justiciary of England, and judge in matters of life and death, and that he paid attention to secular affairs more than was proper, neglecting the affairs of the church ; they also charged him with the fact, that it was by his orders that the church of St. .Mary of the Arches,| in London, was profaned, when William with the Heard was dragged forth from it, tied to horses' tails, dragged through the streets of the, city, and finally hung on the gallows ; and in this way the monks, spending a great deal of money about it, greatly dimmed the archbishop's fame. The pope, on hearing these things, commanded the king of England, immediately on receipt of his letters, under penalty of an interdict, to dismiss the aforesaid archbishop from the office of justiciary, as it was especially forbidden bishops to meddle with secular business. King Richard, therefore, dismissed the archbishop, and appointed Geoffrey Fitz-l'eter in his place. Of a battle between the English and M'clsh, in which many were slain. In the same year, whilst king Richard was staying beyond sea, Geoffrey Eitz-l'eter, high justiciary of England, assembled a large army and marched into Wales to the assistance of William de liraiise, and his followers, who were besieged in the castle of Matilda, by Wenunwen king of Wales : and on his arrival there a battle took place.:{ Hut the Welsh * "For the monks feared, and indeed it not only was publicly reported, but also the archbishop had used threats to the same effect, that he would transfer thither the episcopal see, and what was still worse, degrade the monks, ami put secular canons in their places. If this should lake effect, it would redound to the injury of many, together with the ingratitude of the electors, and of the numerous saints who had been monks in that church."—M. PARIS. f How Church. ; Matthew Paris adds here, " Almost all til* Welshmen in Wales were


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