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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 429



428 ROOKIt OK WEXDOVER. [ A i). 12-21. attack them lie found them destitute of all kinds of provisions, for they had not so much as three loaves of bread in both of them.* Translation nf St. Thomas archbishop of Canterbury. In the same year, on the day after the octaves of the apostles Peter and Paul, the body of St. Thomas the archbishop and martyr was taken out of its marble tomb by Stephen archbishop of Canterbury, in the presence of the king and almost all the bishops, abbats, priors, earls, and barons of the kingdom. It was then placed with due honours in a collin elaborately worked with gold and jewels. At this translation were al-o present archbishops, bishops, abbats, priors, and numbers of others of the French kingdom, and various other countries, who eagerly assembled to be present at this great solemnity ; for they considered it a most proper duty to honour and worship this holy martyr in Christ's cause, who shed his blood for the universal church, and had unflinchingly fought for it to the last. Of the siege of the castle of liiham, and the troubles in the kingdom. A.I) . 1221. At Christmas king Henry held bis court at Oxford, at which the earls and barons of the kingdom attended. At this place, when all the royal services had been discharged with success and peaceably, be liberally distributed to all what was due, according to the old custom of the kingdom. William de Foret,\ however, wishing to disturb the peace of the kingdom, went away without leave on the following night, and proceeded in all haste to the castle of liiham, where alter a few days be collected some troops, and attacked and plundered the town of Tenbani, and carried away the corn belonging to tin- canons of Bridlington to liiham castle: he also plundered the town of Deping and other places in the same county, made prisoners of the inhabitants, and. after torturing them severely, obliged them to ransom themselves, lb- was instigated to these acts, as was said, by Falcnsitts, Philip Marc, Peter de M au Icon, • Paris adds : '* In this _\oar a new chapel dedicated to Saint Man was begun at Westminster, of which king Henry was the founder, lie himself laying the foundation Rione." + The car! of Albemarle before-mentioned.


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