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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 175

army to Rome against the pope, but, having laid siege to the city, was unable to effect an entrance. In the year 1082, after much slaughter and rapine had ensued between the emperor Henry and pope Hildebrand, on the night of Palm Sunday, a great number of persons were slain. King William placed in confinement in Normandy his brother, Odo, bishop of Bayeux. In the year 1083, the emperor Henry stormed the city of Borne, and having taken it, established Wibert in the Apostolic See ; on which, HUdebrand retired to Benevento, and lived there till the day of his death, and Henry returned to Germany. A disgraceful quarrel took place between the monks, and Turstin, the abbat, of Glastonbury, a man unworthy to bo named, and possessed of no prudence,, whom king William, taking from the monastery of Caen, had appointed abbat of that place. Among other doings, in his folly, he treated the Gregorian chaunt with contempt, and attempted to compel the monks to leave it off, and learn the chaunt of one WiBiam, of Pesehamp, and sing it ; this they took to heart, because they had, both in this particular and in the other offices of the church, grown used to the practices of the Roman Church. Upon a certain day, when they did not expect it, he rushed into the chapter-house, with an armed body of soldiers, and pursued the monks, who in their extreme terror had fled into the church, even to the altar ; and there the soldiers, piercing the crosses, and images, and shrines of the Saints with darts and arrows, even went so far as to slay one monk while embracing the holy altar, who fell dead pierced with a spear : another also feB at the verge of the altar, transfixed with arrows ; on which, being compelled by necessity, the monks stoutly defended themselves with the benches and candlesticks belonging to the church, and, though grievously wounded, succeeded in driving all the soldiers beyond the choir. The result was, that two of the monks were killed and fourteen wounded ; some of the soldiers were also wounded. Upon this, an inquisition was held, and as the principal fault lay clearly on the abbat's side, the king removed him, and replaced him in his monastery in Normandy. A number of the monks were also, by the king's command, dispersed 164 ANNALS OF EOGEB DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1083.

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