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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 121

ANNAXS ΟΓ ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1189. him, on which he said to him, " "What person are you ?" to which he made answer, "la m Benedict of York, one of your JewB." On this the king turned to the archbishop of Canterbury, and the others who had told him that the said Benedict had become a Christian, and said to them, " Did you not teB me that he is a Christian ?" to which they made answer, " Yes, my lord.'' Whereupon he said to them, " What are we to do with him?" to which the archbishop of Canterbury, less circumspectly than he might, in the spirit of his anger, made answer, " If he does not choose to be a Christian, let him be a man of the DevB ;" whereas he ought to have made answer, " We demand that he shaB be brought to a Christian trial, as he has become a Christian, and now contradicts that fact." But, inasmuch as there was no person to offer any opposition thereto, the before-named WiBiam relapsed into the Jewish errors, and after a short time died at Northampton ; on which he was refused both the usual sepulture of the Jews, as also that of the Christians, both because he had been a Christian, and because he had, "lue a dog, returned to his vomit."2 2 On the second day after his coronation, Richard, king of England, received the oaths of homage and fealty from the bishops, abbats, earls, and barons of England. After this was done, the king put up for sale every thing he had, castles, viBs, and estates. Accordingly, Hugh, bishop of Durham, bought of the king his good manor of Sedbergh,23 with the Wapentake and knight's fees thereof, for six hundred marks of sBver, by way of a pure and perpetual alms ; and the said purchase was confirmed by charter to the foBowing effect : The Charter of king Richard, confirming the sale of the Manor Sedbergh to Hugh, bishop of Durham. Richard, by the grace of God, king of England, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and earl of Anjou, to the archbishops, bishops, [earls], barons, sheriffs, and aB his baBiffs and servants throughout aB England, greeting. Know ye that we have given and granted, and by this present charter do confirm to God, and to Saint Cuthbert and the church of Durham, and to Hugh, bishop of Durham, our dearly beloved cousin, and to his successors, as a pure and perpetual alms for the soul of our father, as also of our predecessors and successors, and for the salvation of ourselves and of our heirs, and for the 22 23 Prov. xxvi. 11 ; 2 St. Pet. ii. 22. Roger of Wendover says it was " Segesfield ;" meaning probably Sedgefield, in Durham.

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