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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 447



446 ΠΟΓ, Κ.Π OK W Κ NIK) V Ε π. [Λ. η . 1003. vou by the Wood of Jesus Christ, to come in the octaves of the apostles Peter anil 1'aul to Sens, at which place the other prelates of France will, under (ìod's favour, assemble to give your advice on the above matter, and, together with others, who will be there, to take precautions against this heresy of the Albigenses: otherwise we shall inform the pope of your disobedience, (liven at Plantain the 2nd of July." The death of the above named atitipope however soon put an end to this disturbance. //ate some of the barons endcacaitred to cause a quarrel. In the same year loud murmurs arose amongst the nobleof England, who wished to disturb the peace of the kingdom, against Ilubert de Burgh the justiciary; for they said amongst themselves that he exasperated the king against them, and did not act impartially in his government of the kingdom. Besides this their ill-will was increased by the arrival of the king's messengers, whom he bad sent to Koine, who brought with them a bull from our lord the pope to the archbishops of Kngland and their suffragan bishops, which contained a decree, that his holiness the pope had adjudged the king of Kngland to be of full age, thenceforth to take the chief management of the affairs of the kingdom with the advicoof his councillors. The pope too in these letters gave orders to the aforesaid agents, by the apostolic authority, to order the carls, barons, knights, and all others, who held charge of castles, honours, and towns, which were under the king's authority, at sight of these letters to give them up to the king at once, and to compel all gainsayers to give satisfaction under penalty of the censure of the church ; therefore a large party of the barons, whose hearts were full of greediness, wire indignant at these commands and assembled together to endeavour to get up a war, and as conspiracy is blown abroad without bellows, they laid hold of the aforesaid matters as excuses for disturbing the peace of the kingdom ; they refused on the orders of the archbishops and bishops to deliver up their charges a* above mentioned, preferring to resort to arms rather than to give satisfaction to the king in the aforesaid matters. But of this hereafter. Tlie cross of our fjord brought to Itnnnfiolm. In the. same year divine miracles became of frequent


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