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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 193

OH which, he dismounted in all haste, and another horse was brought him, stouter than the first. Mounting it, he again made an attack upon "William de Barres and tried to throw him down, but was not able, as he kept fast hold of the horse's neck, on which the king uttered threats against him. TJpon this, Bobert de Breteuil, son of Bobert, earl of Leicester, whom the king the previous day had girded with the sword of his father's earldom, was for laying hands on William de Barres that he might help his master, but the king said to him, " Hold, and leave me and him alone." After William and the king had contended for a considerable time, both in words and deeds, the king said to him, " Away with you hence, and take care that you never appear in my presence again, for at heart I shall for everlasting be the enemy of you and yours." TJpon this, William de Barres departed from the king'spresencegrieved and in confusion, in consequence of the king's indignation, and went to his lord the king of Prance, to ask his advice and as sistance upon the matter that had thus happened on the road. On the next day the king of France came to the king of England, on behalf of William de Barres, with humble entreaties on his part, asking for peace and mercy on behalf of William de Barres, but the king refused to listen to him. On the third day after this, William de Barres took his departure from the city of Messina ; for his lord, the king of France, was unwilling to keep him any longer with him, contrary to the wish and prohibition of the king of England. However, after a considerable time had intervened, and the time for embarking was drawing nigh, the king of France and all the archbishops, bishops, earls and barons, and chief men of the army, again came to the king of England, and, falling at his feet, asked for peace and mercy on his part on behalf of William de Barres, showing the losses and inconveniences that might result in consequence of the absence of a knight of such character and prowess; and after great difficulty they obtained from the king of England that the said William might return in peace, and the king of England would do no harm to .either him or his, or make enquiry about them so long as they should be in the service of their lord. After this, the king of England made present of many ships to the king of Prance and his own people, and distributed his treasures with such profuseness among all the knights and men-at-arms of his whole army, that it was said by

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