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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 89

88 ANNALS OOP BOGEK ODE HOYEDEN. A.D . 1188. On this, Henry, king of England, sent "Walter, archbishop of Rouen, John, bishop of Evreux, and William Marshal to the king of Prance, to demand reparation for the injuries which he and his people had done him ; and if he should refuse to restore what he had taken away, he defied him. To this the king of France made answer that he would not desist from his purpose until the whole of Berry, and the whole of the Norman vexin should have been subjected to himself and to his kingdom. Having, therefore, now got an excuse, by reason of the injuries done to him by the king of France, Henry, king of England, levying a large army, entered the lands of the king of France, on the Tuesday after the beheading of Saint John the Baptist, and, burning many viBages, rode the same day to the town of Mante, where the king of France was said to be. Here WiBiam des Barres and Drago de Merlou, accompanied by a few French knights, met Richard, earl of Poitou, and WiBiam, earl of MandeviBe, and some others of the household of the king of England ; upon which, William des Barres was taken prisoner by earl Richard, and given in charge to his men ; but whUe the people of the king of England were intent on other matters, the said WiBiam des Barres made his escape upon his page's horse. On the Wednesday foBdwing, the king of England made a halt at Ivery, on which earl Richard set out for Berry, promising the king his father that he would serve him well and faithfully. On the Thursday after, being the feast of Saint GiBes, the Welch troopers of the king of England entered the territories of the king of France, and burned DaneviBe, the castle of Simon Daneth, together with many viBages, and carried off considerable booty, after slaying many men. The same day, earl WiBiam de MandevoUle burned the town of Saint Clair, which belongs to the demesnes of the king of France, and laid waste a veryfine shrubbery which the king himself had planted. On the same day, the king of England, having with a few knights entered the territories of the king of France, that he might ascertain the weak points of those parts, there came to him envoys from the king of France to sue for peace, and offer him the lands which he had taken from him in Berry. Upon this, a conference was held between them at Gisors, where they were unable to come to terms as to making peace ; the king of France, aroused to anger and indignation thereat, cut down a very fine elm situate between Gisors

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