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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.I). 1200.] neon r.isnor O F LINCOLN*. excommunieated the aforesaid James hy name, and in general all the other authors of this violence, for which the latter had excited the king's anger and indignation against the prelate. Hut the cause of the king's anger against him was manifold ; in the first place, because; he did not permit the aforesaid sheriff to collect in his diocese the tax for the king's use, as had been generally permitted throughout England ; secondly, because he would not accompany him into Normandy, to perform the marriage ceremony between ixiuis and his niece, and to make terms with the French king; thirdly, because he had excommunicated the said sheriff", and laid tin; whole county of York under an interdict. (if the coronation of kimj John and queen habel at London. in this year, king John after settling his affairs on the other side of the water crossed over into England bringing bis wife with him, and on the 8th of October landed at Dover; thence they came to London, and were both crowned at Westminster by Hubert archbishop of Canterbury, in the presence of the nobles of the kingdom ; Geoffrey archbishop of York, who had made his peace with the king, was also present at this ceremony. About this time too, .John sent word to William king of Scots to come to him at Lincoln, on the day after St. Edmund's day, to satisfy him for his rights in England. Of the life of St. Hugh bishop of Lincoln, before his obtaining the bishopric. At this time Hugh bishop of Lincoln, of reverend memory, came from the continent, and being attacked by the quartan ague at the Old Temple in London, closed his laudable life by a glorious death on the Kith of November; his holy conversation in his life, which was to all men an instruction in morals, and an example of good works, compels ns to insert a few things about him in this work. This holy man was born in a remote district of Kurgundy, but was more refined in manners than his family, and was much devoted to literary pursuits from his youth, and when he was ten years old hi' was entrusted to the regular canons to be instructed in divine I learning, amongst whom he was regularly instructed both in morals and iti learning, and after spending sixteen years iu VOL. II. Ο


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