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The above are the only Editions of Roscoe's HISTORICAL WORK8 in which the Latin, Italian, and Old French Notes are translated.

OF THE

CONQUEST OF ENGLAND

By the Normans ;

FIA

ITS CAUSES, AND ITS CONSEQUENCÈS,

E

IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, IRELAND, & ON THE CONTINENT,

BY

AUGUSTIN THIERRY,

MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE.

TRANSLATED FROM THE SEVENTH PARIS EDITION,

BY WILLIAM HAZLITT, ESQ.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

DAVID BOGUE, FLEET STREET.

MDCCCXLVII.

.

The Folc of Normandie, That among us woneth yet, and schulleth eber mo:.... Of the Normannes beth thys hey men, that beth of thys lond, And the lowe men of Saxons. .

ROBERT OF GLOUCESTER'S CHRONICLE, vol. I., p. 3 & 363.

CONTENTS.

and him-First quarrel between them-—Excommunication of an Anglo-

Norman baron-Hatred of the Anglo-Norman barons to the archbishop-

Council of Clarendon New laws of Henry 11. — Importance of the

quarrel between the king and the archbishop-Policy of the pope in the

affair of Beket-The archbishop seeks to withdraw from England-A

new assembly at Northampton-Archbishop Thomas accused and con-

demned-Second citation of the archbishop-His firmness-Appeal of

the king and the bishops to the pope-Counter appeal of Beket-

Flight of Beket–Letter of Henry II, to the king of France-Beket

cordially received by the king of France-Conduct of pope Alexander

III.--Thomas retires to the abbey of Pontigny-Excommunications pro-

nounced hy Beket--Intrigues of the court of Rome-Interview between

the king and the two legates--Beket driven from Pontigny-Congress

of Montmirail—Thomas abandoned by the king of France-Negotiations

of Henry II.—Persecution of the Welsh priests- Affection of the

Welsh people for Beket— Reconciliation of the king of France with

Beket-Two new legates arrive in Normandy-Conference between these

legates and Henry II.—Complaints of Beket against the court of Rome

- The pope is compelled to declare his real views—Negotiations be-

tween the king and the archbishop—Interview and reconciliation of the

king and the archbishop-Departure of archbishop Thomas for England

-Attempts of the Normans against him—Two bishops denounce him to

the king–Conspiracy of four Norman knights—Murder of the archbishop

--Insurrection of the inhabitants of Canterbury–Beket regarded by the

native English as a saint-Girauld de Barri elected bishop of St. David's

-His banishment-His return and reinstallation-Persecution exer-

cised upon him-He repairs to the court of Rome-He is condemned

by the pope-Gratitude of the Welsh towards him-Petition of eight

Welsh chieftains to Alexander III.-National motives for appeals to the

pope in the middle ages

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BOOK X.

FROM THE INVASION OF IRELAND BY THE NORMANS ESTABLISHED

IN ENGLAND TO THE DEATH OF HENRY II.

1171-1189.

Character of the Irish-Attempts of the popes upon Ireland-Their indif.

ferent success-Ecclesiastical revolution in Ireland-Unpopularity there

of the papal power—Enterprise of Henry II. and the pope against Ire-

land-Bull of Adrian IV.-Norman settlers in Wales-Alliance between

them and an Irish king-First establishment of the Anglo-Normans in

Ireland — Their election of a leader—Their conquests — Jealousy of

them on the part of Henry II.--He proceeds to Ireland-Submission

of several Irish chieftains-Cowardice of the Irish bishops-Dis-

quietudes of Henry II.-Conduct of the clergy of Normandy-

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