Help us create a biggest collection of medieval chronicles and manuscripts on line.
#   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
Medieval chronicles, historical sources, history of middle ages, texts and studies

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 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

  Previousall pages


Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 341

ANN AXS OF EOGER DE HOVEDEN. A.D. 1194. his brother, Theobald Fitz-"Walter, to be collector of this money. In the same year, Roger, the son of Tancred, king of Sicily, whom his father had caused to be crowned king of Sicily, and who had married the daughter of Tursac, emperor of Constantinople, departed this life ; after whose decease, king Tancred caused his son William, brother of the said king Roger, to be crowned king of Sicily. Shortly after this, the said Tancred died : on hearing of which, Henry, emperor of the Romans, assembling a large army, entered Apulia in the beginning of the month of August, and subdued it, and, fifteen days before the feast of Saint Michael, took Salerno by storm ; and because the people of Salerno had behaved treacherously towards him, as above stated, in delivering the empress Constance into the hands of king Tancred, to avenge the said betrayal he either put to death all the more powerful citizens of that city, or else condemned them to exile, and put up their wives and children for sale to his troops. He also found in the great Tower there a large treasure, valued at two hundred thousand ounces of gold, and his army was enriched by the spoils of the people of Salerno. After this, the emperor proceeded to the city of Amalfi, which was immediately surrendered to him ; and, while he was staying there, all the cities of Apulia were surrendered to him, three of which he levelled with the ground—Salerno, Spinchola, and Polichore. Before the feast of AB Saints, he came to the city of Messina, in SicUy, with such honor and glory, that it had never been heard of any person entering that territory with greater honor and glory. Here he was honorably received by the archbishops, bishops, earls, and barons of the kingdom of Sicily, and departing thence proceeded to Palermo; having arrived at which place, the queen of Sicily, formerly the wife of king Tancred, and Bichard de Therne, her brother, surrendered to him the palace of the king of Sicily, as also, king William, son of king Tancred, the widow of king Roger, daughter of Tursac, emperor of Constantinople, and the king's treasure of gold and silver inexhaustible, which the kings of Sicily had laid up. After this, aB the cities and fortresses of the kingdom of Sicily were dehvered up to him, and the admiral Margarite surrendered to him the castle at the port of Palermo, on which the emperor gave him the dukedom of Durazzo, the principality of Tarento, and the principality of La

  Previous First Next  

"Medievalist" is an educational project designed as a digital collection of chronicles, documents and studies related to the middle age history. All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated. If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate "Medievalist" as a source and place link to us.