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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 195

184 ANNALS OP BOGEE DE HOYEDEN. A.D. 1035. throughout the whole of England, and, during two months, besieged the castle of the above-named earl Eobert, at Tynemouth; and, having in the mean time taken a certain small fortress, he captured almost all the earl's bravest soldiers, and placed them in confinement, and then, laying siege to the castle, took it, and placed in custody the earl's brother, and the knights whom he found there. After this, over against Bebbanbirg,14* that is to say, the city of Bebba, whither the earl had fled, he erected a castle, and called it "Malvoisin," 15 and, having placed soldiers therein, returned to the countiy south of the Humber. After the king's departure, the garrison of Newcastle16 promised oarl Bobert that they would allow him to enter it if he came secretly. Being overjoyed at this, he went forth on a certain night for that purpose, with thirty knights ; on learning which, the knights who garrisoned the castle followed him, and, through messengers, made known his departure to the garrison of Newcastle. Not aware of this, on a certain Sunday, he made the attempt to carry out his plans, but failed, having been thus detected ; on which, he fled to the monastery of Saint Oswin, the king and martyr ;17 where, on the sixth day of the siege, he was severely wounded in the thigh, while fighting with his adversaries, many of whom were also wounded, and many slain. Some of his men were also wounded, but all were captured, and he himself took refuge in the chureh ; from which, being dragged forth, he was placed in confinement. In the meantime the Welch stormed the eastle of Montgomery, and slew there some of the men of Hugh, earl of Shrewsbury ; at which the king being exasperated, he immediately commanded an expedition to be directed against it ; and, after the feast of Saint Michael, led an army into Wales, and there lost many men and horses. On his return thence, he ordered earl Bobert to be taken to Bamborough, and his eyes to be put out, unless his wife and his neighbour, Morel,18 would surrender the castle. Compelled by this necessity, they forth- K* Bamborough. 15 " Bad neighbour." ie " Novi castelli " must mean the fortress of Newcastle, which had been lately erected, and not the new castle of Malvoisin, although Holinshed seems so to understand it ; the present passage will not, however, admit of that construction being put upon it. 17 At Tynemouth. 18 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle says that this Morel was his steward. " Propinquus " may possibly mean " relative" here.

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