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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1
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A.D. 1164.] COUNCIL AT TOURS. 539 to the kiss or to his council. A seventh manifestation of the king's anger appeared after he had sent ambassadors to Rome to obtain confirmation of the customs of the kingdom ; and the ambassadors, on their return, could not pacify the king's mind towards either the archbishop or several other persons. How pope Alexander convoked a council el Tours. The same year pope Alexander convoked a council at Tours, in the church of St. Martin's, on the 21st of May ; at which council, by permission of the king of England, were present many English bishops and prelates. Archbishop Thomas, also, was there with his suffragans, and sat at the pope's right hand, whilst Roger, archbishop of York, with the bishop of Durham, sat at his left. The same year, Malcolm king of Scots, and Rees prince of Demetia, i. e., South Wales, with other kings and nobles of Cambria, did homage on the first day of June to king Henry and his son prince Henry, at Woodstock. Moreover, Roger earl of Clare was summoned to do homage to archbishop Thomas at Westminster, for his castle of Tunbridge and its appurtenances ; but, by the king's instigation, he refused, saying that all the fee of that castle was held by lay-service of the king, and not of the archbishop. This was the eighth cause of enmity between the king and the archbishop of Canterbury. How a recognition of the customs of England was made at Clarendon, A.D. 1164. In the presence of king Henry, at Clarendon, on the 25th of January, John of Oxford, according to the king's request, presiding, in the presence, also, of the archbishops, bishops, abbats, priors, earls, barons, and nobles of the kingdom, was made a recognition or inquisition, concerning certain customs and liberties of theking's predecessors, to wit, Henry, his grandfather, and others, which ought to be observed and held by all in the kingdom, on account of the dissensions and discords which often arise between the clergy and justices of our lord the king and the nobles of the kingdom. Of these customs then recognised a portion is contained in the sixteen chapters here following. I. Of the advowson and presentation to churches : if any dispute shall arise between laics, or between clerks and laics, or between clerks, let it be tried and decided in the court of our lord the king. Λ

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