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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 198

A.D. 1191. TDSCULANDM IS "RESTORED TO THE ROMANS. In the month of April, on the fourth day before the ides of the said month, being the fourth day of the week, pope Clement the Third departed this life, and was succeeded byJ acinto, " cardinal deacon of the church of Saint Mary in Cosmedim ; and on the vigil of Easter he was ordained priest, and on Easter day, which fell on the eighteenth day before the calends of May, was consecrated Pontiff of Pome, by Octavianus, bishop of Ostia, being called pope Celestinus the Third. On the day after his consecration, our lord the pope went from the Lateran to the church of Saint Peter, where he was met by Henry, king of Germany, with his wife Constance, and a large body of men-at-arms. The Eomans, however, shut the city gates, and guarded them with a strong hand, and in arms, and would not allow them to enter. Accordingly, our lord the pope, before the door of the church of Saint Peter, upon the steps, received the oath of the said king of the Germans, that he would faithfully preserve the Church of God, and the rights of the Church inviolate, and would observe strict justice, and would, if anything should be taken thence, replace the patrimony of Saint Peter in its former integrity, and would restore to him Tusculanum.17 Our lord the pope then led them into the church, and anointed him emperor, and his wife empress. The pope sat in the pontifical chair, holding the imperial crown of gold between his feet, and the emperor, baring bis head, received the crown, and in like manner the empress received her crown, at the feet of our lord the pope. Our lord the pope also suddenly struck the crown of the emperor with his foot, and overturned it on the ground, signifying thereby that he possessed the power of casting him down from his throne if he should show himself unworthy,; but the cardinals, immediately picking up the crown, placed it on the head of the emperor. In order that the reason may be known why our lord the pope Celestinus restored to the Komans their city of Tusculanum, we must repeat a few circumstances that had previously transpired. "When the lord Clement, the bishop of Palestrina, was elected and consecrated Supreme Pontiff, according to custom, at Pisa, where Gregory the Eighth, of pious memory, had departed from this world unto the Lord, the- said lord Clement, without delay, sent his envoys to the citizens of Rome, repre « The Italian form of the Latin name " Hyacinthu?." 1 7 Now Frascati.

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