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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 538

A.D. 1180. CRUELTY OF TILE EMPEROE ANDRONEUS. 527 Antioch. On their departure, they were met by pirates, who took from them the said sum of money. "When this became known to the emperor of Cyprus, he asserted that this had been done by the contrivance of the prince of Antioch, and swore that he would not again pay him that sum of money. In consequence of this, his son and daughter remained two years as hostages in the hands of the prince of Antioeh ; but he, at length finding that the emperor of Cyprus would not redeem his hostages, and being moved with compassion, gave them their liberty, and allowed them to depart. In the mean time, by the advice and assistance of Basilius, the patriarch, Androneus, the emperor of Constantinople, usurped the monarchy of the whole empire, and placed the imperial diadem on the heads of himself and of his wife, and persevering in his tyrannical course, having put out the eyes of some of the nobles of the empire and cut off the limbs ot others, sent them into banishment. Among these there was a certain nobleman, by name Androneus Angelus, who had been chancellor to the emperor Manuel, which office was by the Greeks called "Laucete."5 5 Him and his two sons, the emperor Androneus caused to be deprived of their sight and virility, and then banished them from their country. In addition to these two, the before-named Androneus Angelus had a third son, a learned clerk, whom the Greeks called "Sacwice,"5 6 whUe in Latin he was named Tursakius Angelus. At the time of the persecution he had set out for Franee and resided in Paris, where he frequented the schools9 that in the learning of the Latins, ho might learn their language and manners. Upon hearing the lamentable misfortunes of his father and brothers, he set out with all speed to administer eomsolation to them, and as he was passing through a certain island of Greece he found there a certain religious man, who had devoted himself to a life of solitude, and had a spirit of prophecy, and who, having formerly been archbishop of the city of Tyre, preferring to serve God rather than the world, had resigned his archbishopric, and had taken up his residence by himself in that island, his delicacies being the roots of wild herbs, and draughts of water his drink. On coming to the holy man, he disclosed to him his name and his family, and tho 55 88 Probably a misprint for some other word. Probably he meai3 " Sacuios."

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