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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 172

A.D. 1080. LTDXPH MUEDERED ΒΓ LEOFWESE. 161 the monks of Jarrow, to be nurtured by them in the love of God. At this time earl "Waltheof himself was at Tyne-mouth ; which place, together with the little child, he placed at the disposal of the monks. Liulph, the child's father, was greatly beloved by the bishop ; so much so, that without his advice he would by no means transact or dispose of the more weighty questions of his secular business. For this reason his chaplain, Leofwine,65 whom he had raised to such a pitch of favour that hardly anything in the bishopric and earldom66 was done without his opinion being first consulted, was inflamed by the stings of envy, and being, in consequence of his elevation, greatly inflated with excessive pride, arrogantly set himself in competition with the above-named Liulph. In consequence of this, he treated some of his judgments and opinions with the utmost contempt, and used every possible endeavour to render them of no effect ; in addition to which, he would frequently wrangle with him before the bishop, even using threats, and often provoke him to anger by the use of contemptuous expressions. On a certain day, when Liulph had been invited by the bishop to take part in his counsels, and had given his opinion as to what was legal and just, Leofwine obstinately opposed him, and exasperated him by the use of contumelious language. Because Liulph on this occasion answered him more sharply than usual, Leofwine withdrew himself hastUy from the court of justice, and, caUing aside Gilbert (to whom, being his relative, the bishop had entrusted the earldom of Northumbria to manage as his deputy), earnestly entreated him to avenge his wrongs and put Liulph to death as soon as he possibly could effect it. GUbert immediately yielded to his iniquitous requests, and, having assembled together his own men at arms, together with those of the bishop and the said Leofwine, proceeded on a certain night to the house where Liulph was then staying, and most 65 The name of this person, who is called Leobin by William of Malmes-bury, affords a singular illustration of the extreme incorrectness of the text. In the same page it is written " Leodwinus," " Leothwinus," " Leolwinus," " Leofwinus," and " Leolfwinus." This faultiness, however, is far from being confined to proper names. 66 It has been already stated that, after the unfortunate end of earl Waltheof, the earldom of Northumberland was given in charge to the bishop of Durham. Bracton informs us that the bishop of Durham had as full power in the county of Durham as the king had in his own palace. VOL, ι. sr.

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