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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 509

oath upon your soul, and upon their own souls as well, that, immediately the said Botilda should enter within the limits of your kingdom, you would have her married to you, and crowned queen, and would treat her honorably as your wife, so long as you two should live. And, as to this, you sent unto our master, the king of the Danes, your instrument, which we have here in our hands, and we have the instruments of your nobles as well, who made oath to the same effect. And inasmuch as you have treated the before-named Botilda, your wife, otherwise than as was sworn to by your nobles, we do accuse them of perj ury and of breach of faith in presence of our lord the pope ; we do also appeal to our lord the pope from the judge here, Octavianus, the lord bishop of Ostia, who is suspected by us, inasmuch as he is your kinsman by blood, as he admits, and shows too great favour to your cause." In like manner, also, queen Botilda herself appealed, in her own behalf, to our lord the pope. On this, Octavianus, bishop of Ostia, and legate of the Apostolic See, hearing that appeal was made to the Supreme Pontiff, said to the envoys of the king of the Danes, "Wait till such time as my coUeague, who has been asssociated with me by our lord the pope, and who will be here before long, shall come, and then receive the decision that he shall give." They, however, took their departure, saying, "W e have appealed." After three days, the other legate arrived, in whose sanctity and justice our lord the pope had full confidence, and, sitting in judgment, he found no cause why there should be a divorce between Philip, king of Prance, and queen Botilda, his wife; but when it was his intention to pronounce final sentence thereon against the king of Prance, the king, being forewarned thereof, took his departure before the sentence was pronounced, taking with him his wife, Botilda, whom he placed in still closer confinement. P&dn the same year, this treaty of peace and final reconciliation was made between Philip, king of Prance, and John, king of England:— The final Treaty made between Philip, king of France, and John, king of England. " Philip, by the grace of God, king of the Pranks, to all to whom this present writing shall come, greeting. Eriow ye, that .this is the form of the treaty of peace made between us and our dearly beloved and faithful John, by the grace of God, king

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