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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.U. 1200.] DEATH OF ARCHBISHOP HUBERT. summer a load of corn was soli] fur fourteen shillings. Aliout Whitsuntide in this saint; year king .John assembled a large army, as if he was about to cross the sea, and, although the archbishop of Canterbury and many others dissuaded him from it, he ordered a large licet to be collected at Portsmouth; he afterwards embarked with only a small company on the 15th of .July, and put to sea with all sails spread; but, changing his purpose, he on the third day landed at Studiami near Warhatn. On his return he took an immense sum of money from the earls, barons, knights, and religious men, accusing them of refusing to accompany him to the continent to recover his lost inheritance. In this year, on the eve of St. John the Baptist's day, the castle of Citinoti teas given up to the French king. Of the death of Hubert archbishop of Canterbury, and the election of the sub-prior of the church at Canterbury. On the Kith of July in this same year Ilubert archbishop of Canterbury died at Tcnham, to the great delight of the king, by whom he was suspected of being too familiar with tin; king of tin; French. After tlx; death then of the archbishop, even before his body was consigned to the tomb, some of the juniors of the conventual church at Canterbury, without asking the king's consent, elected Reginald the subprior, to be their archbishop, and in the middle of the night, after electing him, they chanted the "T e Deiini," and placed him fir.-t upon the great altar, and afterwards in the archiépiscopal chair; for they were afraid that if this election without the king's consent should reach his ears, he would endeavour to prevent their proceeding with it. Therefore in that same night the said sub-prior having made oath that he would not consider himself elected without the permission and special letters of the convent, nor show to any one the. letters which he held, took some monks of the convent with him, and went to the court of Koine, lint all this was done that that election might, be concealed from the king till they found out whether they could at the court of Koine carry the election they had commenced into effect, lint the aforesaid archbishop-elect, as soon sis lie landed in Flanders, disregarding the oath he had taken, openly declared that he was elected archbishop of Canterbury, and was going


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