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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 485

484 ANNALS 03? SOGER DE HOYEDEN. A.D. 1200. lows. There was in Paris a German student, of noble family, being one of those selected for the office of bishop of Liege. While a servant of his was buying some wine at a tavern, he was beaten, and his wine-vessel broken. On hearing of this, a meeting took place of the clerks of German birth, and, entering the tavern, they wounded the master of the house, and, after severely beating him, took their departure, leaving him nearly dead. On this, there was an outcry among the people, and the whole city was in commotion; so much so, that Thomas, the mayor of Paris, in arms, together with the populace of the city, who were likewise armed, made an assault upon the quarters of the German students ; in which conflict the said noble scholar, who [as before-mentioned] was one of those selected for the office of bishop of Liege, was slain, together with some of his companions. On this, the masters of the schools at Paris went to Philip, king of Prance, and made complaint to him against Thomas, the mayor, and his accomplices, who had slain the said scholars; and, at their request, Thomas, the mayor, was arrested. Some of his accomplices were also seized and thrown into prison, while others of them took to flight, leaving their homes and possessions ; on which, the king of France, being incensed, caused their houses to be levelled with the ground, and their vineyards and fruit-bearing trees to be rooted up. As to the mayor, the following determination was come to : he was to be kept in the king's prison, not to be released therefrom, until such time as he should have cleared himselfby the judgment of water or of iron ; and, if he were cast, he was to be hanged, and if acquitted thereby, he was, at the king's mercy, to abjure the realm. However, the scholars, taking pity on him, entreated | the king of France that the mayor and his accomplices, after being whipped in the schools after the manner of scholars, might be discharged, and restored to their possessions. This, however, the king of France refused, saying, that it would be most derogatory to his honor if any other person than himself were to inflict punishment on his offenders. The king of France also, being apprehensive that the master of the scholars, and the scholars themselves, might withdraw from the city, made satisfaction to them by enacting, that in future no clerk should be brought before a secular tribunal, for any offence whatsoever that he might have committed ; but that if a clerk should be guilty of any offence, he should be

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