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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
page 272



Α.Ο. 1211.] I'ANDULI'Il 's RETUUN TO FRANCE. 271 l/ow I'undulph returned to France with a portion of the confiscated property restored. After this, Pandulph crossed the sea into France, taking with him these aforesaid charters, and also eight thousand pounds sterling money, that he might in part make restitution for their losses to the archbishop, bishops, and monks, of Canterbury, and others who were living in exile on account of the interdict. As the purport of the charters and the form of the aforesaid peace gave satisfaction to all of them, Pandulph strongly advised the aforesaid bishops to return peaceably to England, to receive there the rest of the indemnity-money. After this, he earnestly advised the French king, who had made preparations to invaile England by force, to desist from his purpose and to return home in peace ; for he could not, without offending the supreme pontili^ attack England or the king himself, since that monarch was ready to give satisfaction to God, the holy ehureh, and its ordained ministers, as well as to obev the catholic commands of our lord the pope. The French king was much enraged when he heard this, and said that he had already spent sixty thousand pounds in the equipment of his ships, and in providing food and arms, and that he had undertaken the said duty by command of our lord the pope, and for the remission of his sins; and to speak the truth, the said king would not have yielded to the suggestions of I'andulph, only that Philip count of Flanders refused t follow him. for that prince had made a treaty with the king of the English, and would not act contrary to his agreement. Moreover the count said that the war, which he had undertaken to subdue the English king, was unjust, since none of his ancestors till then had claimed any right in the kingdom of England ; he added moreover, that the French king had unjustly seized on his the count's lands and castles, and was then detaining his inheritance against the laws of justice: and these were his reasons for refusing to go with him to England. //«« the kinq of the French made an attack on the count of Flanders. The French king was greatly enraged at these words ol the count of Flanders, and, having no confidence in him, ordered him to leave his court at once ; and after his de


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