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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.I). 1-223.] WILLIAM MARSHALL ANI) THE WELSH. limi' Stephen archbishop of Canterbury demanded the rights of the charter front the king. Λ . ο. 1223. At Christmas king Henry held his court at Oxl'ord. Afterwards, in the, octaves of the Epiphany lucarne to London to a conference with the barons, and \v:i there asked by the archbishop of Canterbury and other nobles to confirm to them the rights and free customs, to obtain which the war had been entered on against his father; anil as the archbishop plainly proved, the said king could not avoid granting this, since, on the departure of Louis from England, he and all the nobles of the kingdom with him swore to observe nil the al'oresaid liberties, and to cause them to be observed by all. William llriwere, one. of the king's counsellors, on hearing this demand, made reply for the king and said, "The liberties which you demand, since they were extorted by force, ought not by right to be observed." The archbishop becoming angry at this reply rebuked him saying, " William, if yon loved the king you would not disturb the peace of the kingdom." The king then seeing the archbishop excited to anger, said, "' We have sworn to observe all these liberties, and what we have sworn we are bound to abide by;" he then immediately held a council and sent letters to each sheritf of the kingdom, ordering them to cause an inquisition to be made on oath by twelve knights or liege men of each county, as to what liberties there existed in the time of king Henry his grandfather, and to send tint particulars of the inquisition to him at London within fifteen days after Easter. Of a dispute between the Welsh and William Marshall. In the same year whilst William Marshall carl "i Pembroke was in Ireland, Llewellyn king of the Welsh, with a strong force, seized on two castles belonging to the said William, and beheaded all the people he found in them, and then went away leaving his own Welsh followers in the-e castles. This circumstance, however, after a ΙΊ-ΛΛ- days reached the ears of William Marshall, and he returned in all haste to England, where he collected a large force, and then minster, ami the manor ot" Suninebus to lite possession ol ibe hisliop ol London, and ι bo etaireli belonging lo the same manor should be ceded to the proper use of the church of S;. |» Βη| for CUT.


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