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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. 1-214.] WITHDUAWAI. OF Til F. !ΧΤΐ:ΐί)»1«·Τ. 295 king of the French beyond J'oictou. And we inform you thereof that von may rejoice ill our successes. Witness myself at l'art liei civ, in the sixteenth year of our reign." On the 21 th of June, in the same vear, died (ïilbert bishop of Rochester. Letter of pò/ir Innocent on the witlntrnieal of tlic interdict. About this time pope Innocent wrote to Nicholas bishop of Tusculum, about the withdrawal of the interdict, as follows : "Innocent bishop, eye. Our venerable brother John bishop of Norwich, and our beloved son Kobert de M arisen archdeacon of Northumberland, and the nobles Thomas and Adam de 1 lardinoteli, the ambassadors of our well-beloved in Christ. John the illustrious king of England of the one part, and master Stephen de Langton A. and G. clerks, messengers of our beloved brother Stephen archbishop of Canterburv of the other part, having appeared before us, have, by common consent and deliberately declared, that, to avoid great loss of property and serious danger to their souls it was necessary to the kingdom as well as the priesthood that the sentence of interdict be withdrawn without delay; wherefore we, in our paternal regard have, for their preservation and for the advantage of peace, carefully entertained the matter between them, and at length, with their acquiescence, we have devised and determined on the underwritten terms :— " Let the aforesaid king pay to the archbishop of Canterbury, and the bishops of London and Ely, or to others whom thev mav appoint to receive it, so much money as, when added to what the said king has already paid to us, shall amount to the sum of fort}- thousand marks; on the payment of which bv him, and bis giving the undermentioned security, do vou immediately withdraw the sentence of interdict, doing aw.iv with all appeal or gainsaying. And after this he must pay twelve thousand marks yearly, at two fixed periods, namely, six thousand marks on the commemoration of All Saints, and the same number at the feast of our Lord's ascension, until the whole amount be paid. And, for the due fulfilment of this, the said king has bound himself by his own oath and hv letters patent under his own seal, and also by the suretyship of the bishops of Winchester and .Norwich, the earls of Winchester and Chester, and William Marshal ; that the heir-ο the said king and their successors shall be held bound by a


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