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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 277

all, that the said letters had never originated in his conscience, while the assemblage of cardinals shouted aloud to the same effect as regarded themselves in most emphatical terms ; and when the deputies of the bishop of Ely most urgently exclaimed against those statements, he refused to lend an attentive ear to any of them. Farewell." On the following night the deputies of the bishop of Ely went to our lord the pope, and censured him, for thus, in the presence of all the cardinals, protesting that the confirmation of the sentence which the chancellor had pronounced against the archbishop of Rouen and his accomplices who had abetted him in procuring his overthrow, had not proceeded from his conscience ; and entreated him, for the love of God and the honor of the Roman Church, to recall to mind the services that the chancellor had dutifully performed for him and the Church of Rome, and that, testifying to the truth, he would remove this opprobrium from the chancellor and his people, in order that their enemies might not exult at their unjust condemnation. Our lord the pope, on being applied to with these exhortations and others of a like nature, sitting the next day in judgment in presence of the cardinals and all the people, confessed that those letters which the day before he had on oath disowned had been written by his command, and sent to England to confirm the sentence of excommunication which the chancellor had pronounced against the archbishop of Rouen and his accomplices who had expelled him from the kingdom. In addition to this, the clerks of the archbishop of Rouen sent word to him that they had conversed four days at Rome with Hugh de Gurnay, "William de Pessy, Drogo de Trubleville, and many others whom the king of England had sent to his dominions ; and that fifteen days after, Andrew de Chavency came to say that the king was much pleased that the chancellor had been deposed, but that he was also much displeased that the corporation of London and the whole of England had been pledged by oath to earl John. The king also requested that our lord the pope would make null and void all donations of ecclesiastical revenues which the chancellor had made after the king's departure ; but our lord the pope was unwilling so absolutely to nullify those donations, though he nullified in common all donations of ecclesiastical revenues that belonged to the king, by whomsoever they had been made,

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