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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 245

244 ANN AXS OF ROGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1181. same, to the end that the iniquity of the laity may no longer cast a slur on the Church of God and its priesthood, and lest, through any tergiversation or dissimulation, their malice may be imputed as a crime to yourselves. But as to the order which our lord the pope has given with regard to the person of John, earl of Mortaigne, we have modified the same, deferring the occasion until the Lord's day when "Edo mihi"ib is sung ; to the end that, if in the meantime he shall think fit to repent, we may return thanks to God for the same, and in his behalf, in the sight of our lord the pope, and of our lord the king of England, the champion of Him who was crucified, pour forth our affectionate prayers, that he may be deemed deserving of pardon for his offence, and give him our strenuous aid and all efficacious attention, saving always our fealty to our lord the king, and the honor of our priestly office. But, on the lands of those excommunicated, you are to permit the celebration of no Divine service, the baptism of children and penance excepted. The names of those who have been excommunicated by our lord the pope, and have been denounced as such by ourselves, of whose doings the evidence is so notorious that it cannot by any equivocation on their part be invalidated, are as follows : Walter, archbishop of Rouen, Godfrey, bishop of Winchester, Hugh, bishop of Coventry, William Marshal, Geoffrey Fitz-Peter, William Bruyère, Hugh Bardolph, Richard Malebisse and his brother Hugh, James and Simon Fitz-Simon, Simon de Avranches, Roger Fitz-Remfray, Gilbert and Rainfrid his sons, Gerard Camville, earl of Salisbury, John Marshal, earl of Mellent, Gilbert Basset, Thomas Basset, Henry de Vere, Jocelyn Fitz-Remfray, Stephen Riddel, chancellor of the earl of Mortaigne ; whom, both as bishop and as, his legate, we do denounce to you as excommunicated ; as also Master Benedict, who, contrary to the statutes of the king and the kingdom, and against our prohibition, has dared to employ the seal of our lord the king, together with John, archdeacon of Oxford. In addition to this, we do distinctly and in especial order you publicly to denounce, as excommunicated, Hugh, bishop of Coventry, whom we have solemnly excommunicated, not only because in word and deed he hae disowned the bishop, and because he gave his bodily oath at the hand of Baldwin, archbishop of Canterbury, of pious memory, as to not holding courts, but also because he has been 8 5 Quinquagesima Sunday ; when the introit begins " Esto mihi in Deum protectorem:" " Be thou, Ο God, a protector to me."

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