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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 409

the right side, and the right breast. This the ministers of the church carefully collected, and sent a deputation after John Cumin, the archbishop, stating to him the happening of these circumstances, under testimony of the seals of venerable men, for the purpose of being mentioned to our lord the pope. But as for the rest of the bishops of Ireland, although they had often read the proverb, " Your own property is at stake when your neighbour's party waB is on fire,"64 stiB, shutting their eyes thereto, they passed by the losses and injuries that the above-named servants of John, earl of Mortaigne, had done to their brother bishop, and, becoming as rams having no horns, fled from before the face of the pursuer. However, John, the archbishop of Dublin, going into exBe, went to Bichard king of England, and John, earl of Mortaigne, his brother, but could obtain no redress or restitution of what had been taken from him. In the same year, Henry, emperor of the Bomans, having made a reconciliation with his wife, and the chief men of SicBy, fell iB, and sent Savaric, bishop of Bath, his relative and chanceBor, from Burgundy, to Richard, king of England, and offered to repay him the money he had exacted from him for his ransom, either in gold and sBver, or in lands. But whBe the said Savaric was gone on this embassy, the before-named emperor of the Romans died, at Messina, in Sicily, on the vigil of Saint Michael, being excommunicated by pope Celestinus, for his detention of Richard, king of England, and exacting from him a ransom ; in consequence of which, the said pope forbade his body to be buried, although the archbishop of Messina made great entreaties in his behabf. Accordingly, the said archbishop waited on pope Celestinus, for three reasons. In the first place, that the body of the emperor might receive burial ; in the second place, that Marchowald, the chief justiciary of the emperor, might be liberated from the siege by the people of Rome, who were then besieging him in the marshes of Guarnero, not aBowing him to depart ; in the third place, that Erederic, son of the aforesaid emperor, might be crowned king of SicBy. To the first of these prayers, our lord the pope Celestinus made answer, that he would not aBow the body of the emperor to be buried, except with the consent of the king of England, and unless the money which he had received from the king of England, should be returned. 6 4 " En tua res agitur, paries cum proximus ardet."

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