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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 264

AD. 1154. DEATH OF KING STEPHEN. 253 Normandy, whom king Stephen adopted as his son, and appointed his heir and successor in the kingdom, through the mediation of the venerable man Theobald, archbishop of Canterbury, and Henry, bishop of Winchester. The king also appointed the duke justiciary of England under him, and all the affairs of the kingdom were transacted through him ; and from this time forward the king and the duke were of one mind in the government of the realm, so much so that, from this period, no disagreement ever arose between them. In the same year died David, king of the Scots, on the ninth day before the calends of July, on which, his grandson Malcolm, the son of earl H«nry, a boy twelve years of age, succeeded him in the kingdom. In the same year, pope Eugenius departed this life, and was succeeded in the papacy by Anastasius. In this year died Bernard, abbat of Clerville ,· William, bishop of Durham, also died in this year, and was succeeded by Hugh de Pudsey,23 treasurer of the church of York, nephew of the above-named king Stephen. He was consecrated at Borne, by-pope Anastasius, on the Lord's day preceding the Nativity of our Lord. Ln the same year died Henry, archbishop of York, on whoso decease archbishop William, whom pope Eugenius had suspended, set out for Bomc, and finding grace with pope Anastasius, the archbishopric of York was restored to him. In the year of grace 1154, being the nineteenth and last year of the reign of king Stephen, Eustace, the son of king Stephen, departed24 this life. In the same year, William, archbishop of York, was honorably restored to his see ; but shortly after, by the treachery of his clergy, after receiving the Eucharist, during his ablutions, he was destroyed by means of some liquid of a deadly nature ; on which he was honorably interred by Hugh, bishop of Durham, in the church of Saint Peter at York ; and on the presentation of king Stephen, Boger, archdeacon of Canterbury, succeeded him in the archbishopric. In the same year king Stephen laid siege to many castles, and took them, and levelled many of them with the ground ; almost the very last of which was the castle of Drax ; shortly after 23 Or De Pusat, or Pusar. 24 There is clearly a mistake here ; as the death of Eustace is mentioned above as having taken place before the year 1148, in which year his widow Constance was given in marriage to the earl of Saint Gilles. 1152 is probably the date of his death.

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