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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.D. ΤΠΚΛΤΥ OF ALLIANCE. 219 afterwards, at tlic bidding of tlicir principal abbat, presumed to perform them without consulting the pope. About this same; lime, Louis, non of Philip king of France, ami his lir.-t born and legitimate heir, was by his father made a belled knight at C'onipicgne, and a hundred other nobles with him. I foia the king of the English, entered into a treaty of alliance with the king of Scots. About that time king John collected a large force, and turned his arms against Scotland. When he came to tin; county of Northumberland, to a castle called Norham, he. there drew up his army in order of battle against the king of Scots ; but when the hitter monarch was told of this, he was afraid to engage with him, since he knew the English king's proiicuess to all kinds of cruelty, but he came to meet that monarch to treat for peace. Hut the king of Fughimi, being enraged, bitterly reproached him with having received in his kingdom his fugitive subjects and open enemies, and with having afforded assistance and shown kindness to them, to the prejudice of him the English king. However when John had set forth all these matters to the said king of Scots, they entered into an agreement, by which the latter was to give to the English monarch twelve thousand marks of silver as a security for pence, and should moreover, for the better security of it, give him his two daughters as hostages, that, by this arrangement the peace might be more continued between them. The latter king then departed from the above-mentioned castle on the 28th of .lune, and gave orders for all the hedges to be. burnt and the ditches to be levelled throughout the forests of all England, and for the pasturage to be laid open for the consumption of cattle. Afterwards he received homage from all his free tenants, and even from boys of twelve years old throughout the whole kingdom, and after they had given their fealty be received them with a kiss of peace and dismissed them. And, what had never been heard of in times past, the Welsh came to the king at Woodstock and there did homage to him, although it was burdensome to rich as well as poor. In this same year Otho son of the duke of Saxony, and nephew of the king of England, was consecrated emperor of Koine by |xipe Innocent on the 4th of October. About this same time a certain clerk,


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