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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 366

A.D. 1172. THE PTTEGATION OF KING HENRY. 355 crossed over from Ireland to England, on Easter Day, and landed at Milford Haven, near Pembroke. The king, however, by reason of the solemnity of the day, was unwilling to embark, but embarked the day after, and landed in "Wales, near Saint David's. After this, the king repaired with all haste to Portsmouth, and, taking with him his son Henry, passed over from England to Normandy, and found the above-named cardinals at Caen, and, by their advice, made peace with Louis, king of the Pranks, as to the coronation of his daughter ; and accordingly, with the consent and advice of the above-named cardinals, sent back the king, his son, to England, and with him Hotrod, archbishop of Rouen, Gilles, bishop of Evreux, and Roger, bishop of Worcester, for the purpose of crowning him and Margaret, his wife, the daughter of Louis, king of France : on which, they crowned them in the church of Saint Swithin, at Winchester, on the sixth day before the calends of September, being the Lord's Day. Immediately after the coronation had taken place, his son, the king, with the queen, his wife, and the archbishop of Rouen, and the bishops of Evreux and Worcester, crossed over from England to Normandy. The Purgation of King Henry for (he death of (he blessed Thomas. Henry, the king of England, the father, king Henry, his son, Rotrod, archbishop of Rouen, and all the bishops and abbats of Normandy, met at the city of Avranches, in presence of the cardinals, Theodinus and Albert. In their presence, the king of England, the father, on the fifth day before the calends of October, being the fourth day of the week, and the feast of Saints Cosmus and Damianus, the Martyrs, proved his innocence in the church of Saint Andrew the Apostle, by oath, in the presence of the abovenamed cardinals, and of all the clergy and the people, upon the relics of the Saints, and upon the Holy Gospels, and that he had neither commanded nor wished that the archbishop of Canterbury should be put to death, and that, when he heard thereof, he was greatly concerned. But, inasmuch' as he could not apprehend14 those malefactors who slew Thomas, 1 4 Roger of Wendover, however, says that they remained in the king's castle, at Knaresborough, for a whole year after the murder of the arch bishop. A A 2

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