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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 191

which, they had made ; he also called him a perjured and perfidious man, if he should refuse to observe the compact which had been made between them in Normandy. In consequence of this, about the calends of February, the king went to Hastings, and while staying there, caused the church of Battle4 to be dedicated in honor of Saint Martin ; there he also deprived Here-bert,5 bishop of Thetford, of his pastoral staff ; for ho had secretly intended to go to pope Urban, to seek absolution from him, on account of the bishopric which he had purchased for himself, and the abbey he had bought for his father, Robert,5* from king William, for a thousand pounds. After this, at mid-Lent, the king went over to Normandy, and, a truce being agreed on, held a conference with his brother, but parted from him without coming to terms. After this, they again mot in the field of Mars ; when those who, on oath, were to effect a reconciliation between them, laid all the blame on the king ; on which he would neither admit his fault, nor observe the treaty. Being greatly enraged in consequence, they separated without coming to terms. The duke took his departure for Rouen, but the king returned to Eu, and there took up his quarters, and levied soldiers on every side ; to some of the Norman nobles he gave gold, silver, and lands, and to some he promised them, in order that they might revolt from his brother Robert, and subject themselves, together with their castles, to his sway. Having accomplished all these matters to his wish, he distributed his soldiers among the castles which he had either previously held, or had then gained possession of. In the meantime, he took the castle which is called Bures, and of the duke's knights which he found therein, some he sent in captivity to England, and some he kept in confinement in Nor- 4 Battle Abbey, which had been commenced by William the Conqueror. 5 This was Herbert de Losinga ; whose letters, which were supposed to be lost, have recently been discovered. Roger of Wendover gives a different version of this story; he says, " In 1094, Ilerebert, surnamed Losinga, was abbot of Ramsey, but be now by purchase procured himself to be made bishop of Thetford ; but afterwards, in penitence for his crime be went to Rome, where he resigned his simoniacal staff and ring into the hands of the pope ; but by the indulgence of the Holy See, he received the same back again, and returning home, transferred his see to Norwich, where he established a congregation of monks." 5* His father was, probably, one of the secular clergy. 130 ANXALS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 109t.

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