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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 597



59(3 nor.F.i: οκ iveskh r.n. [A.D. ICTt. was not befitting a clerk. lie remained in the tower of London the Thursday and Friday following his arrest, and was then released by the archbishop, who sent liim to the cathedral church at Winchester, where he remained. ffaw Stephen tir Scorare appeared befure the kino. On the same day Stephen de Segrave under the archbishop's pro tection appeared lieforc the king to answer to the charges made against him ; the king on his appearance accused him as a wicked traitor, of the same offences as he had Peter de Ilivaiilx. adding also that he had advised him to dismiss Hubert dc Burgh from his office of justiciary, and to imprison and hang him, and to banish the other nobles from the kingdom. After accusing him of these and many other crimes, the king demanded of hiin an account of what he had received and expended in his office of justiciary, which he had exercised after the dismissal of Hubert de liurgh. With respect to these charges, the archbishop and some of the bishops obtained from the king a respite till Michaelmas in order to give him time for deliberation. As to the charge of giving evil advice to the king, he replied, that as he had many counsellors, the evil that had happ2ncd ought not to be laid to his charge alone.* Robert Passelewe, who had filled the office of treasurer after Walter bishop of Carlisle, hid himself and could not be found by those who sought his life. How the count of Brittany departed from his allegiance. In the same year, on the nativity of St. John the Baptist, at which time the truce made between the French and Knglish kings in Brittany terminated, the Knglish king sent sixty knights and two thousand Welsh to the count of Brittany in order to protect the weaker portions of that noble's territory. The French king, on the expiration of the truce, collected a large army from the whole strength of his kingdom, and laid siege to a castle belonging to the count of Brittany. The knights of the English king and their Welsh followers, however, met them and killed a number of their horses, thus changing lnrsc soldiers into foot, seized their carts * Paris adds:—" Others higher than ho, namely, those between him and the king, whose immediate answer was necessary, and that he ought to hiame Walter bishop of Carlisle, and Peter de Kivaulx, and not him ; nnd thus, making a shield of olliers for his own defence by throwing the blame on them, he went away. Iloberl Piuwclcwe, who had discharged the duties of treasurer after Waiter of Carlisle, again hid himself, mid it was with difficulty that those who sought his life could find out where he was concealed. The king now relying on wiser counsels, appointed as justiciary in the place of the aforesaid Hugh de Palesimi I, clerk, a faithful and honourable man. son of Simon de PateslluJI, who at one tine hail managed the business of the whole kingdom. For the said Hugh had formel!) managed the treasury business in a praiseworthy manner, as far as related to what is termed the secret treasury, keeping the seal and receiving immense sums from the sheriff; aud the greater confidence was reposed iu him from his father's fidelity."


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