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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. 121!).] nr.VTII Of WII.I.IAM M.VKSIIAM.. hy which the tower had been taken; hut the transports in the harbour parted their cables and were lost. Of a disfuse trhich attacked many nf the Christian army. About that time many in the army wen' assailed by a disease for which the physicians could find no remedy in their art; fur the pain suddenly attacked the feet and legs, on which the skin appeared corrupt and black, and in the gums and teeth a hard black substance took away all power of eating, and numbers who were attacked, after siiU'eriug thus for a long time, departed to the Lord; some however who struggled against it till the spring, were by the beneficial warmth of that season preserved from death.* In this same year by the intervention of Walo, legate of the apostolic see, Kichard de Marisco, a clerk who had been one of the household aud intimate friends of king John, was appointed bishop of Durham, anil was consecrated on the 24th of July. The death of William .Marshall. A.M . 1219. King Henry in the fourth year of his reign was at Winchester at Christmas, where Peter, the bishop of that place, provided the necessary entertainment for him. lit this year too died William Marshall, the king's guardian and regent of the kingdom; and after his death king Henry remained in the guardianship of I'eter bishop of Witichester.f * C. inserts, " in the same year a church was dedicated at Worcester to St. Mnrv, and on the same day the both* of the renowned bishop ï'Isian was translated in the presenec of the bishops and nobles too numerous lo mention ; this took place on the 7th of June. l)ominieal letter (i, namely the Sunday in Whitsim week ; and bishop Silvester, formerly prior and monk of the said church, was appointed to preside over it, and the relies of St. Ulstan wen.' divided in order to be the more reverenced. One rib was given to the church of St. Alban's, which William nbbat of that place reverently enclosed in silver and gold. About the feast of St. Andrew, Wain left Kngland on his way to Rome, and was succeeded in his tcgatcshiji by Paudulf, bishop elect of Norwich. King Henry the Third took the royal seal into his own possession." + " And WHS buried with honours in the church at the New-Temple, ou Ascension-day, the 16th of March, and after his death the said king remained in the care of l'etcr bishop of Winchester. The following epitaph is said to have been written on the said William : — 'Sum (pieni Saturnina situ sensit llihcmia, Soîen Aiiglia, Mercurium Normnnnia, (ìallia Martelli.'


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