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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 336

AD. 1170. KING HENRY COMES TO LONDON. 325 Henry, king of England, took by storm a very strongly fortified castle, which was ealled Finuel, and levelled it with the gronnd. From the same year in which kings had ceased to reign in Brittany, two earls had begun to rule in their stead. But, inasmuch as all power is ever impatient of a partner, they harassed each other with various dissensions. Conan at length, by right of succession, having obtained both earldoms, when he died, left as his heir his daughter by the sister of the king of the Scots. The king of the English taking her as a wife for his son Geoffrey, and showing himself active in the establishment of peace throughout Brittany, conciliated the good feelings of both the clergy and the commonalty. In the year 1170, being the sixteenth year of the reign of king Henry, son of the empress Matilda, the eaid king Henry kept the solemn festival at Nantes, in Brittany, on the day of the Nativity of our Lord, which took place on the fifth day of the week. After this, the king made a hostile attack upon the lands of earl Eudo,88 and laid waste nearly the whole thereof, and compelled earl Eudo himself to surrender. After this, in the first week of the month of March, he crossed over from Normandy to England, between Barbeflet89 and Portsmouth ; on which passage, after being tossed about by a most dreadful storm, from the hour of midnight until the ninth hour of the following day, with great difficulty he reached England and landed at Portsmouth. But nearly all the other ships that were with him were broken and shattered, and reached various ports of England just as the strength of the gale drove them along. One of them, however, which was a better and more recently built vessel than all the rest, but more unfortunate, went down, together with Henry de AgneBes Mid his two sons, Gilbert de Sulemny, and master Balph de Beaumont, a physician, and one of the king's household, together with other men and women, to the number of four hundred. * Shortly after this, king Henry knighted David, the brother of William, king of the Scots. In the same year, king Henry passed the festival of Easter at Windsor. After this, the king came to London, and there deprived of their offices nearly aU the sheriffs of England, and, having made inquisition as to their levies upon the oaths of the people of his kingdom, fined 88 69 Misprinted Ludo. Harfleur.

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