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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 468

A.D. 1177. BURIAL-GROUNDS GRANTED TO THE JEWS. before the calends of July, it rained a shower of blood for two whole hours, in the Isle of Wight, so much so that linen clothes which were hung out upon the hedges were stained with this bloody rain, just as though they had been dipped in blood. In this year, also, Martin, a canon-regular of the church of Bomigny, clandestinely carried away the body of Saint Petroc, and, taking to flight, carried it with him to the abbey of Saint Mevennes. On discovering this, Eoger, the prior of the church of Bomigny, with the better-disposed portion of his chapter, went to the king of England, the father, and wrought so effectually against him that, by his precept, he commanded the abbey and community of Saint Mevennes, without delay, to restore the body of Saint Petroc to Boger, the prior of Bomigny ; and, in case they should not do so, the king ordered Eoland de Dînant, the justiciary of Brittany, to take the Saint's body by force, and deliver it into the hands of the abovenamed prior of Bomigny. On hearing this, the abbat and community of Saint Mevennes, having care for the safety of their church, and not daring to oppose the king's wishes, restored the said body, without any diminution thereof, to Boger, the prior of Bomigny, making oath upon the Holy Evangelists, and upon the relics of the saints, that they had restored the identical body, unchanged, and in an entirely perfect state. In the same year, our lord the king of England, the father, restored to Bartholomew, the bishop of Exeter, the chapelry of Boseham," and made him chaplain thereof, Arnulph, the ibishop of Lisieux, to whom the king had unjustly given the sfc-d chapelry, agreeing and consenting thereto. For the abovenamed bishop of Lisieux, being led to repentance, gave to the before-mentioned bishop of Exeter, and to his church, letters patent of his resignation of the said chapelry of Boseham, renouncing the same for himself and his successors for ever. Our lord the king, also, gave a charter of surrender and confirmation of the chapelry of Boscham to the church of Exeter, in presence of Bichard, archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey, bishop of Ely, John, bishop of Chichester, and numerous other witnesses. In this year also, our lord the king gave permission to the Jews in his dominions to have a burial-ground for each city of England, without the walls of the said cities, wherever 3 In Sussex.

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