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


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 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 177

the Roman empire, and promising that he would in all things maintain the laws and dignities of the Romans unhurt. On this, pope Clement, having with due deliberation held council with the cardinals and senators and Roman people, respecting the demand of the king of the Germans, granted the king what he asked for, saving always the dignities and customs of the Romans, and appointed for him as the time for coming to Rome the following Easter ; but before he arrived there, pope Clement died. In the same year, David, brother of William, king of Scotland, took to wife Matilda, sister of Ranulph, earl of Chester. In this year also, a dispute again happened between Geoffrey, archbishop elect of York, and Bucard, the treasurer of the same church, in consequence of which the archbishop elect excommunicated the before mentioned Bucard, who went to pope Clement, and was deemed worthy by him to be absolved therefrom; whUe with the Supreme Pontiff he threw such difficulties in the way of the business of the archbishop elect of York, that the Supreme Pontiff would neither confirm his election nor allow him to be consecrated. In addition to this, the Supreme Pontiff conferred on Hugh, bishop of Durham, the privBege of not malting any profession or submission throughout his Bfe to Hugh, the archbishop elect of York, not even though he should be consecrated to the archbishopric ; on the ground that the said bishop of Durham had once already made profession to the church of York, and to Saint William, at that time archbishop of York, and his CathoBc successors. In the same year, Richard, king of England, the Divine grace inspiring him thereto, bemg sensible of the filthiness of his Bfe, after due contrition of heart, having caBed together aB the archbishops and bishops who were with him at Messina, in the chapel of Reginald de Moyac, fell naked at their feet, and did not hesitate to confess to God, in their presence, the filthiness of his Bfe. Por the thorns of lustfulness had departed from his head, and it was not the hand of man who rooted them out, but God, the Father of Mercies, who wisheth not for the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and Bve, looked upon him with the eyes of mercy and gave him a heart to repent, and caBed him to repentanee, for he received the penance imposed by the bishops before named, and from that hour forward became a man who feared God, and left

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