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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 425

thirty days after the receipt of these presents, not delay to destroy at your own expense, utterly revoking as null and void, and undoing whatever has been done, or whatever innovation has been made, contrary to all rule, as to the instalment of canons and other persons in the said chapel. The clergy also, who, after the Apostolic prohibitions, have performed Divine service in the said chapel, you are to hold suspended from their duties and benefices until such time as they shall have made due satisfaction for the same, all the works being destroyed which they have dared to erect at the said chapel. All matters of grievance also,81 which, after appeal made by them, they have been subjected to, by the intrusion of strangers, and by the invasion of their churches and other rights, you are to replace, all power of appeal removed, in their former state in which they were before the appeal was made ; the sentences also of excommunication or interdict which you are said in your rashness to have pronounced upon some of the brethren themselves, you are publicly to announce as null and void. And for the future, as regards the state of the said monastery, you are not on any pretext relative to this matter to presume, contrary to our prohibition, to make any innovation therein, but are, by the ban of excommunication, to compel the unlawful invaders of the vills, possessions, and revenues of the brethren aforesaid, to make due and proper satisfaction for the same. But if (a thing that we do not beBeve) you shall neglect or delay, within the stated time, to fulfil our commands, because it is just that obedience should be withdrawn from bim who neglects to pay obedience to the ApostoUc See, we do, by these our writings, command our venerable brethren, your suffragans, thenceforth not to pay obedience or respect to you. And if it shaB so be, that, contrary to this our prohibition, you shaB exact obedience and respect to be shewn to you by them, or any of them, you are to know that you are thenceforth suspended from the episcopal dignity, and that you wBl be subject to the said sentence, until such time as you shaB present yourself in our presence to make satisfaction for the said contempt. And further, we do not make any distinction as to whether, in the place forbidden by our predecessors or in any other place, you shaB proceed to act to the prejudice of the church of Canterbury, by the buBding of the said chapel, and 8 1 This passage will not admit of an exact translation, as it is evidently in a corrupt state.

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