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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 277

266 ANNALS OF EOGFJt DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1165. time that he had been his chancellor. And, in particular, he was questioned with reference to thirty thousand pounds of silver ; on which the archbishop made answer : " My lord the king knows that I have often rendered him an account with reference to all the demands he is now making upon me, before my election to the archbishopric of Canterbury. But, upon my election to that see, the king's son, Henry, to whom the kingdom was bound by its oath, and all the barons of the exchequer, and Bichard de Lucy, the justiciary of England, released me before God and the Holy Church, from all receipts and reckonings, and from all secular exactions on behalf of our lord the king, and thus, free and acquitted, was I elected to the aiiministration of the duties of this office ; and for that reason do I refuse to plead any further." The king, upon hearing this, said to his barons: "Make haste and pronounce judgment upon this person, who, being my liege-man, refuses to take his trial in my court;" on which they went forth, and pronounced that he deserved to be arrested and placed in confinement. On hearing this, the king sent to him Reginald, earl of Cornwall, and Robert, earl of Leicester, to inform him of the judgment that had been pronounced upon him ; who accordingly said to him : " Listen to the judgment pronounced upon you." To this, the bishop made answer : " In the name of Almighty God, and under penalty of excommunication, I forbid you this day to pronounce judgment upon me, inasmuch as I have appealed unto the presence of our lord the pope." While the above-named earls were carrying this answer to the king, the archbishop went forth from the chamber, and going through the midst of them, reached his palfrey, and mounting it, left the palace, all the people shouting after him and saying : "Where are you going, traitor? Stop, and hear your sentence !" When, however, he had arrived at the outer gates, he found them shut, and was in great apprehension of being taken by his enemies, but Almighty God delivered him. For, Peter de Munetorio,40 one of his servants, espied a number of keys hanging on a nail11 near the gate, and taking them down, opened it, on which the archbishop sallied forth on horseback, the 40 Probably in the Norman, " Peter de Mouchoir." " Singularly enough, Holinshed renders the words, " in elavo," " tied to a club's end."

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