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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 571



570 ROGER OF AVEN DOVER. [A.D. 1033. declared banished and proscribed men, and pave their lands to his Poictevin serrants, ordering their persons to be seized wherever they were found in the kingdom. lime the bishop of Winchester bribed the confederates of the earl marshal. Peter bishop of Winchester, who endeavoured by all the means in his power to weaken the cause of the earl marshal and his confederates, bribed the carls of Chester and Lincoln by the gift of a thousand marks to abandon the marshal and the cause of justice, and to come over to the king's party ; for Richard, the king's brother, who at first adhered to tho cause of the marshal, had some time before returned to the king's side. When the marshal discovered this, he entered into a confederacy with Llewellyn the prince of North Wales, and some other chiefs of that province, and they mutually made oath that neither of them would make peace with king Henry without the consent of the other. On the day following the assumption of Saint Mary, a great many soldiers arrived at Dover from the continent and went to the king at Gloucester, on which he led his army forward to the city of Hereford, attended by a host of these and many others. Of the injury done to Walter 0shop of Carlisle. About the same time Walter bishop of Carlisle, on account of some injuries inflicted on him by the king, as he stated, embarked at Dover to cross the continent, but some of the king's agents arrived, and taking hiin and all his followers out of the ship, forbade him, in the king's name, to leave the kingdom without the royal permission. During this occurrence Roger bishop of London landed at this place on his return from the court of Rome, and hearing of the insult offered to the said bishop, he excommunicated all those who had laid violent hands on him, and then went to the king, whom he found with a large army at the city of Hereford in Wales, where, in the presence of the king and some of the bishops, he renewed the above-mentioned sentence of excommunication on account of the violence offered to the bishop of Carlisle, notwithstanding the king's murmurs, who forbade him to pronounce the sentence; and all the bishops who were present united with him in excommunicating all who had occasioned this disturbance. Of the defiance sent to the marshal, and siege of a castle belonging to him. After this the king, by the advice of the bishop o f Winchester, scut the bishop of St. David's to defy the marshal, and gave orders for making war on hiin and for besieging his castles. He therefore entered the territory of the earl marshal, and laid siege to » certain castle of his, the name of which I do not remember ; but, after keeping up a fierce assault on it for several days, the provisions of the besieging army began to fail, and the king, seeing he would be obliged to raise the siege, was ashamed o f ever having come there; he therefore sent some o f the bishops to the earl marshal and asked him, in his respect for the royal person, and


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