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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 275

264 ANNALS OP ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1165. brought to him by those of the king's household, that if he ap-peared at the king's court, he would either be thrown into prison or put to death. In consequence of this, the archbishop, after conferring with his friends on these matters, by the advice of a certain pru-dent person, next morning, before going to the court, cele-brated with the greatest devotion the mass of Saint Stephen, the Proto-martyr, the office35 of which begins to this effect, " Ete-nim sederunt principes, et adversum me loquebantur," &c.,36 and commended his cause to the supreme Judge, who is God. Still, for celebrating this mass, he was afterwards severely ac-cused by Gilbert, bishop of London, who spoke in the king's behalf. For the bishop of London made it an accusation against him, that he had celebrated this mass by means of the magic art, and out of contempt of the king. After having thus celebrated the mass, the archbishop placed over his shoulders his stole, and then put on his black canoni-cal cape, and forthwith set out for the king's court. Imme-diately upon this, a great crowd of people collected together from all quarters to see what would be the end of it. He carried his cross in his right hand, while with the left he held the reins of the horse on which he was seated, and on coming to the king's palace dismounted, and, still hold-ing the cross, entered the royal mansion ; after which, he entered the outer chamber alone, still carrying his cross ; but no one of his people followed him thither. On entering the chamber, he found there a great number of the common people, on which he took his seat among them. The king, however, was in his private closet with the persons of his household. On this, Gilbert, the bishop of London, came to the arch-bishop on the king's behalf, and greatly censured him for coming to the court thus armed with the cross, and even tried to wrest it from his hands, but the archbishop grasped it too tightly for him ; whereupon, Henry, the bishop of Winchester, said to the bishop of London, " Brother, aUow the archbishop to retain his cross ; for he ought himself to be well able to carry it." The bishop of London, being greatly enraged at this remark, turned to the bishop of Winchester, and repBed, " Brother, 35 The formulary for devotion appointed by the ritual for that day. 3i " Princes surrounded me, and spoke against me ;" from the 118th Psalm in the Vulgate, heing the commencement of the Introït.

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