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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 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 395

of the laws and ordinances of the kingdom ; still listening to his entreaties, he expressed himself willing to relieve him of the anxieties of government ; on which he repented having made such a request of the king, knowing by experience that, for the guardianship of the laws, a heavy retribution would be exacted. After examining his books and auditing his accounts, he sent word to the king that, in the two years last past, he had acquired for his use eleven hundred thousand marks of silver from out of the kingdom of England ; adding thereto, that if his services should appear necessary to him, he would not refuse the labour, nor yet allege his declining years. 0, unhappy prelate ! although he had so often read that " no man can love two masters, for either he must hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other ;" 5 1 he still preferred to neglect his sacerdotal duties, to which, by his vow, he had been bound, he was not ashamed to appear in the camp of the king of England.62 In the same year, Richard, king of England, granted to Philip, bishop elect of Durham, licence to coin money in his city of Durham, which for a long period past had not been granted to his predecessors. In this year, also, there was in England, and in all its borders, a great famine and mortality among men. In the same year, the earl of Saint Gilles took to wife Joanna, the sister of Richard, king of England, and former queen of Sicily. In the same year died Henry, bishop of Worcester, who was succeeded, at the presentation of king Richard, by John de Coutances, dean of Rouen. I_n the same year died William, earl of Salisbury, son of earl Patrick, whose daughter and heiress Richard, king of England, gave to wife, together with the earldom of Salisbury, to William, his bastard brother. Tn the same year died Maurice, bishop of Paris. In this year, also, died Bela, king of Hungary, after whose decease his wife Margaret, sister of Philip, king of Prance, who had formerly been queen of England, and wife of king Henry the Younger, assumed the cross and set out for Jerusalem, and remained at Acre, in the land of Jerusalem, in the service of God, until the end of her life. In the same year died Bu • St. Matt. vi. 24. St. Luke, xvi. 13. 4 5 Probably meaning " in arms."

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