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Actes and Monumentes of the churche

teine the churche and his good lawes, and to destroye the euyll. And except he thoughte not in his mynde to doe this, the Archebyshop charged him, not to presume to take on hym this dignitie. And on saynt Iohn Baptistes daye next followyng, kyng Iohn sayled into Normandie, and came to Roane, where as he was royally receyued, and truce concluded betwene him and the Frenche kyng for a tyme, and there came to hym the Erle of Flaunders and all other Lordes of Fraunce, that were of kyng Rychardes bond and frendshyp, and wer sworne vnto hym.

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MarginaliaArthur of Brytaine.Not long after this, Philippe the Frenche kyng made Arthure knyght, and tooke his homage for Normandie, Brytaine, and all other his possessions beyond the sea, and promysed hym helpe against kyng Iohn. MarginaliaA communication betwene the king of England & the Frenche kyng.After this king Iohn and the Frenche kynge spake together with their lordes, about one houres space. And the Frenche kynge asked so muche lande for hym selfe and kyng Arthure, that kinge Iohn would none graunte, & so departed in wroth.The same yeare, a Legate came into Fraūce and commaunded the kyng in paine of interdictiō, to deliuer one Peter out of pryson, that was elect to a Byshopryke, and thereupon he was deliuered.

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And after that the Legate came into England, and cōmaunded kyng Iohn vnder paine of interdiction, to delyuer the Archebyshoppe whiche he had kepte as prysoner twoo yeares, whiche the kyng denied to doe, tyll he had paid hym. 6000. markes, because he tooke hym in harnes in a field against him, and sware hym vpon his deliueraunce, that he shoulde neuer were harnes against any Christen man.

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MarginaliaMariage in the third degree forbidden by the Pope.This tyme, diuorce was made betwene kyng Iohn and his wyfe, daughter of the Erle of Glocester, because they were in the thyrd degree of kynred. Marginalia1200And after by the councell of the French kyng K. Iohn wedded Isabel daughter of the Erle of Anguilla, and thē Artur of Britaine did homage to kyng Iohn for Brytayne and other.

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This tyme fell stryfe betwene kyng Iohn and Geoffrey the Archebyshop of Yorke, for dyuers causes: first, because he woulde not suffer and permitte the Sherife of Yorke in suche affayres as he had to doe for the kynge within his dioces. Secondly, because he did also excommunicate the sayde sherife. Thirdlye, because he would not sayle with him into Normandy, to make the mariage betwene Lewes the Frenche kynges sonne and his niece. &c.

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Marginalia1202After this in the yeare of our Lorde. 1202. Philippe the Frenche kyng, in a communication betwene kyng Iohn and hym, requyred þt the sayde kyng Iohn shoulde departe with all his landes in Normandy & Pictania &c. whiche he had beyond the sea, vnto Artur his nephew,and that incontinent, or els he would warre against him, and so did. for when kyng Iohn denied that request, the next daye followyng, the Frenche kyng with the sayde Arthur, set vpon certaine of his towne and castels in Normandye, and put him to muche disquietnes. But (the Lorde so prouiding whiche is the geuer of all victorie) he had suche repulse at the English mens handes, that they persuyng the Frenchmen in their flight, did so nerely followe them into their holde, and so enforced vpon them, þt not onely they toke the sayde Arthur prysoner with many other of the Frenchemen, but also gaue suche an ouerthrow to the rest, that none was there left to beare tydinges home. MarginaliaNat. parisi. in vita losnis Regis..This Arthur was nephew to king Iohn, and sonne to Geoffrey, whiche was the elder sonne to Iohn. For (to make the matter more euident,) kyng Henry the second, had viii. children, one William whiche died in his childhod, the secōd Henry, whiche died also his father beinge yet alyue: MarginaliaArthur.the third Geoffrey Earle of Brytaine, whiche lykewyse decessed in his fathers dayes, leauing behynd him two children, Arthur and Brecca. Fourth, Richard king: after him fifth, Iohn nowe reigning with three other doughters besides. The same Arthur being thus taken in warre, was brought before the kynge at the castell of Falesie in Normandie, who being exhorted with many gentle woordes to leaue the Frenche kynge and to incline to hys vncle, aunswerynge agayne stoutlye and with great indignation, required the kyngdome of England with all the other thereto belonging to be restored to hym as to the lawful heyre of the crowne, by reason whereof prouokyng the kynges displeasure against him, was sent to the tower of Roane, where at length, whether by leapyng into the ditche, thinkynge to make his escape, or whether by some other priuye hand, or by what chaunce els, it is not yet agreed vpon in stories, he finished his life, by the occasion whereof the foresaide kyng Iohn was had after in great suspition, whether iustlye or vniustly, the Lorde knoweth.

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Marginalia1203 Normādie lost and gotten by the FrenchemēThe yeare followyng, Historiographers wryte that kyng Iohn for lacke of resistaunce, lost all his holdes and possessions in Normandie, through the force of the Frenche kyng.

After these losses came other troubles vpō him, with other as great or more greater enemies, that is with the Pope & his popelinges, by occasion of chusyng the Archebishop of Cāterbury, as in historie followeth, by Christes grace to be declared.

Marginalia1205The yeare of our Lorde 1205. about the moneth of Iuly, Hubert the Archebyshoppe of Caunterbury decessed: whose decesse after it was in Caunterbury to the monkes, afore his bodie was yet committed to the earth, the yonger sorte of the monkes there gathered them

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