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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 329

taken prisoners. Vast treasure of the king of France was also taken, with the furniture of the king's chapel, and the papers of all the subjects of the king of England who had deserted him and become adherents of the king of France and earl John. In the flight, however, the king of France left the multitude and entered a certain church, at a distance from the high road, for the purpose of hearing mass ; but the king of England, not knowing that the king of France had concealed himself, still pursued his course, breathing forth threats and slaughter against the men of the king of France, and sought him, that he might either put him to death or take him alive.' Being informed by a certain Fleming that the king of France had now got to a considerable distance, the king of England was deceived thereby, and proceeded on a horse of the greatest swiftness a little beyond the territories of France and Normandy; on which his horse failing him, Marcadès, the chief of his Brabanters, gave him another horse. However, the, king of England, not meeting with the king of France, returned to Vendôme with a vast amount of booty in prisoners, and horses, and large sums of money. After this, the king proceeded to Poitou, to attack Geoffrey de Bancon and the-viscount d'Angoulême, who had gone over to the king of France and earl John against him, and he defeated them : on which,' he wrote to Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, to the foBowing effect :— "Bichard, by the grace of God, king of England, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and earl of Anjou, to the venerable father in Christ, Hubert, by the same grace, archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England, greeting. Know that, by the grace of God, who in all things has consideration for the right, we have taken TaiBeburge and Marcilliac, and all the castles and the whole of the territories of Geoffrey de Eancon, as also the city of Angoulême, and Neufchatel, Munciniac,. La Chese, and all the other castles, and the whole of the territories of the viscount of Angoulême, with all things thereto appendant and appurtenant. The city of Angoulême and the borough we took in a single evening ; while on the lands which we have captured in these parts, we have taken full three hundred knights and forty thousand armed men. "Witness, myself, at Angoulême, on the twenty-second day of July." In the meantime, some members of the household of the king of France and of that of the king of England, by the

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