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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 345

the lay power to disturb him in exercising his right of ecclesiastical censure throughout the whole of his archiepiscopate, as in reason he ought. You are also to compel the men of Beverley to make good the injuries they have done him, and to do towards him what they are bound to do, and what they have been accustomed to do to his predecessors. "Witness myself, at Mamerz, on the third day of November." The said archbishop of York also obtained another letter from our lord the king to the following effect :— " Bichard, by the grace of God, king of England, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine; and earl of Anjou, to William, of the Church of Saint Mary, and Hugh Bardolph, greeting. Know ye, that we have learned, that at the time of the death of our father, without our command and consent, Geoffrey de Muschamp obtained letters under his seal to hold the archdeaconry of Cleveland ; and "William de Stigandby and Master Erard, similarly obtained letters to hold prebenda! stalls in the church of York, which were then vacant, and at our disposal. "Wherefore, we do command you, without delay, to deprive the persons aforesaid of the archdeaconry, and the said prebends, and exact from them whatever they have received, since they have so fraudulently and surreptitiously gained possession of the said revenues. "Witness myself, at Mamerz, on the third day of November." Oh shameful disgrace ! " 'Tis base for the censurer to be himself convicted of the fault."25 For the said archbishop, while still chancellor of the king, his father, had that seal in his own possession ; by means of which the said archdeaconry and those prebendal stalls had been given to the persons before-named. In the same year, John Belesme, archbishop of Lyons sur Bhone, resigned his archbishopric ; and, being content with a revenue of one hundred pounds sterling belonging to the archbishopric of Lyons, lived an unspotted life, pleasing to God and man, to the end of his existence, in the house of Clairval. In the same year, while Leopold, duke of Austria, was still remaining under the sentence of excommunication which our lord the pope had pronounced upon him for the captivity of Richard, king of England and, not repenting thereof, the Lord *» " Turpe est doctori, cum culpa redarguit ipsum." The reason for his saying this, is shown in the following lines.

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