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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 353

beginning of the calends of June, by which, having made all sufficient preparations, they were to present themselves at the Apostolic See, there to receive, the Lord so providing, what is adjudged by the canons of the Church. Accordingly, the aforesaid adversaries of the archbishop appearing at Rome in the presence of our lord the pope, at the time named, urgently made accusation against their archbishop ; but the archbishop did not come at the time appointed, both by reason of the king's prohibition, and the pestilence which at that time prevailed at Rome. His clerks, however, appeared at the given time at the Roman court, and alleging these as the causes of his absence, obtained that whatever had in the meantime been done against the archbishop since his appeal, should be repealed as null and void : and the pope then appointed as the time for his coming to Rome, the octave of Saint Martin next ensuing. But because not even then did he make his appearance at the Roman court, either himself or by a sufficient proxy, at the feast of the Nativity of our Lord next ensuing, he was suspended from all episcopal duties. During the before-mentioned meeting of abbats, that took place at York, to oppose the archbishop, Roger, abbat of Selby, died, and was buried at Selby ; and, at the presentation of king Richard, was succeeded by Richard, prior of the same house, who received his benediction from Hubert Pitz-Walter, archbishop of Canterbury, at this time, legate of all England. In the same year, while the king of England was staying at Chinon, in Anjou, certain assassins, fifteen in number, came to the king's court. But when they attempted to approach the king of England, for the purpose of killing him, some of them were taken and made prisoners, on which they stated that the king of France had sent them to assassinate the king of England ; but the king of England pretending not to know that these had been the designs of the king of France, deferred pronouncing judgment upon them, until such time as their associates should have been arrested. In the same year, in the month of February, Master Simon of Apulia, dean of the church of York, returning from the parts beyond sea, with the plenitude of the king's favour, and his confirmation of his appointment to the deanery of the church of York, on his approaching the city of York, there went forth to meet him the clergy and people of the city in

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