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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 522

A.D. 1201. A PEOPHECY EXPLAINED BY THE LEA EN ED. 521 de Issoudon, count de Anche, brother of Hugh Le Brun. But, on hearing of the approach oFthlTking of England,"Philip, king of France, raised all the- aforesaid sieges, before the king of England had arrived in Normandy. «. In the meantime, the earls of England met to hold an inter-\ view8 3 between them at Leicester, and, by common consent, sent word to the king that they would not crossover with him unless he should restore to them their rights. OntEs/the king, following bad advice, demanded possession of their cas- ' ties, and, beginning with William d'Aubigny, demanded of him the castle of Beauvoir ; on which the said William satisfied him by delivering his son as a hostage, and so retained posses-1 sion of his castle. —' In the same year, William de Stuteville was appointed by the king sheriff of York. In the same year, Philip, bishop of Durham, on his road to Saint Jago, was, on Easter-day, at Saint John d'Angely, where the head is kept of Saint John the Baptist, which Herod caused to be cut off in prison, and gave in a charger to the dancing-girl, the daughter of Herodias, his wife. On the same day, William, king of the Scots, was at Karel, in Scotland. In the same year, pope Innocent the Third reigning in the city of Borne, Saphadin, the brother of Saladin, in the Holy City of Jerusalem, Alexander,84 the fratricide, in the city of Constantinople, Leo in Armenia, Aimeric de Lusignan in the cities of Tyre and Sidon, and in Acre, and the Isle of Cyprus, Raymond being prince of the city of Antioch, Otho, brother of Henry, duke of Saxony, being, in Germany, elected emperor of the Romans, Philip reigning in Prance, John in England, Swere Birkebain in Norway, Canute in Denmark, William in Scotland, Gurthred in the Isle of Man, and John de Courcy in Ulster, our learned men declared that the old dragon was let loose,which is the same as the Devil and Satan, saying, "Woe, woe to those who dwell upon the earth, inasmuch as the old dragon is let loose, which is the Devil and Satan !" according to what was said by Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist, who at the [last] Supper reclined upon the breast of the Lord, and who drank the streams of the Gospel from the sacred spring itself of the breast of the Lord : " I, John, saw an angel come down from heaven, having the keys of the bottomless pit, and 8 3 The first step towards gaining the Magna Charta. 8 1 A mistake for Alexis.

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