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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 413

402 ANNALS OF ROGER, DE HOVEDEN. A.o. 1175. swore fealty to our lord, the king of England, and to his son Henry and his heirs, as their liege lords against all men. In the meantime, Philip, earl of Elanders, took prisoner a knight named Walter de Eontaines, one sprung of a noble family, and conspicuous before all his compeers in feats of arms ; making a charge against him that he had unlawfully known the countess of Flanders. On this, the said Walter, intending to make denial thereof, offered to prove his innocence in any way whatever, affirming that he had never known the countess, nor had ever had it in his thoughts to know her. The earl, however, would not allow him so to clear himself ; but in the fury of his wrath gave orders that he should be put to death by being beaten with clubs. Accordingly, the executioners seized him, and, binding him hand and foot, beat him with clubs, and hung him up half dead by the feet, with his head hanging downwards in a filthy sewer, and thus, being suffocated by the stench from the sewer, he ended his life most shockingly. Upon this, JElismus and the other sons of the before-named Walter de Fontaines, and Jacques de Avennes, and the rest of their relations, fortifying their castles, rose in rebellion against the earl, and laid waste his lands with fire and sword ; and thus at length compelled him to give them satisfaction for the death of the said Walter de Fontaines. In the same year, Richard, earl of Poitou, son of Henry, king of England, laid siege to Chatillon, beyond Agens, which Arnold de Boiville had fortified against him, and refused to surrender. Accordingly, having arranged there his engines of war, within two months he took it, together with thirty knights, and retained it in his own hands. In the same year king Henry, the father, held a great council at Windsor, on the octave of the feast of Saint Michael, the king, his son, Richard, archbishop of Canterbury, and the bishops of England being present, and in presence of Laurence, archbishop of Dublin, and the earls and barons of England. At this council the Catholic archbishop of Tuam, Cantordis, abbat of Saint Brandan, and master Laurence, chanceBor of Roderic, king of Connaught, made the underwritten final treaty and agreement with our lord the king, the father, on behalf of Roderic, king of Connaught : " This is the final treaty and agreement made at Windsor on

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