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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 187

176 ANNALS OF E0GEE DE HOVEDEN. A.D.1093. by the secret dispensation of God, bishop Eemigius departed from this world, and the dedication of the church stood over for the present. After this, the king set out for the province of Northumbria, and rebuilt the city which in the British language is called Carleil,92 and in Latin, Lugubalia, and erected a castle there ; for this city, with some others in those parts, had been destroyed two hundred years before, by the pagan Danes, and had remained desolate from that time until the present period. In the year 1093, king William the Younger was attacked by a severe illness at a royal town which is called Alvestan, on whieh he repaired with all haste to Gloucester, and there lay ill throughout the whole of Lent. Thinking that he should shortly die, at the suggestion of the barons, he promised the Almighty to correct his mode of living, no longer to sell churches or put them up for sale, but to protect them with his kingly power, to destroy unrighteous laws, and to enact righteous ones. The archbishopric of Canterbury, which he had kept in his own hands, he gave to Anselm, the abbat of Bee, who was then in England, and the bishopric of Lincoln to his chancellor, Bobert, surnamed Bloet. A new church was commenced to be built at Durham, on the third day before the calends of August, being the fifth day of the week, bishop William, and Malcolm, the king of the Scots, and the prior Turgot, on that day laying the first stone of the foundation. On the day of the feast of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle,93 Malcolm, the king of the Scots, came to Gloucester, to meet king AVilliam the Younger, as had been previously arranged between their ambassadors, in order that, according 92 Carlisle. Holinshed has the following remark npon a passage in Matthew of Westminster, " Here have I thought good to advertise you of an error in Matthew of Westminster, crept in either through misplacing the matter by means of some exemplifier, either else by the author's mistaking his account of years, as 1072 for 1092, referring the repairing of Carlisle unto William the Conqueror, at what time he made a journey against the Scots in the said year 1072. And yet not thus contented; to bewray the error more manifestly, he affirmeth. that the king exchanged the earldom of Chester with Rafe or Ranulf de Micenis, alias Meschines, for the earldom of Carlisle, which the said Meschines held before, and had begun then to build and fortify that town ; whereas it is certain that Ranulf de Meschines came to enjoy the earldom of Chester bv way of inheritance." 93 V. r. The ides.

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