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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 383

former state whatever had been done by us or by others after appeal made to us on presentation of his first letter. We did also, by our Apostolic writings, distinctly command you, that unless he should present himself before us, on the octave of Saint Martin, according to the form of our first commission, in such case, all obstacle of any gainsaying or appeal whatsoever removed, you were on no account to delay to proceed against him. But inasmuch as the before-named archbishop, abusing our patience, has neither come to the Roman Church, nor sent any proxy to excuse his absence, even when in our mercy, we made it our. care to wait for him no small time beyond the period that had been appointed for him, although he seemed to have made confession as to the changes, in neglecting to appear before us, we have only thought proper to suspend him from the use of the pall, and from the execution of all episcopal duties, and from the administration of all matters, spiritual as well as temporal, and from the receipt of the revenues of the church of York, and of that province ; that so, at least, coming to a proper sense, from the pertinacity of his iniquity, he may not require the censures of canonical severity to be exercised against him with etili greater rigour. We do, therefore, by these Apostolic writings, command your discretion, and enjoin that you will publicly announce him as suspended by us throughout all the churches of the diocese and province of York, strictly enjoining all the clergy and laity of that province, in our name, not to presume to make answer to the said archbishop, or to his officers, in matters temporal or spiritual, until we shall have thought proper to come to some other determination as to the said archbishop. We do also command and will, that it shall be announced by you in the diocese of York, that, if any questions shall chance to be mooted between any persons, which ought to be determined by ecclesiastical decision, they are to take the same for the hearing of our dearly beloved son, Simon, the dean of York, to whom, in conjunction with the council of the canons residing in the same church, we both entrust the correction of the excesses of the clergy, and the decision of controversies existing between both clergy and laity, and humbly to receive his judgment, and strictly to observe the 6ame. In addition to which, all provisions, which on the authority of our letters, before our second notification had reached you, you have prudently and reasonably made in matters relative to the said archbishop, both as to the restitution of what

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