In Thetford Roger has [land] in demesne quit of all customary dues; to which used to belong 2 carucates of land TRE, and now the same. There have always been 2 ploughs in demesne, 20 bordars, 2 slaves, 1 mill, 13 acres of meadow, and 30 acres of land; there is there 1 mill and 5 acres of meadow. There have always been sheep.
It was just such moves on his part that are said to have persuaded the barons to abandon any real hope of reconciliation and, even before the deadline set for the Northampton meeting scheduled for 26 April, to prepare for war.
If the chronology here remains uncertain, then the court held at Oxford from 7 to 13 April seems to have marked a crucial turning point along the road to baronial revolt.
That the King was already apprehensive can perhaps be established from his movements as well as from his actions. His decision to divert his itinerary westwards from Kenilworth, approaching Woodstock and Oxford not via the direct road but via Chipping Campden, may suggest deliberate avoidance of the vicinity of Banbury and Brackley, in due course major centres of rebel activity.
En route, at Campden on 5 April, he authorised the release of a further Welsh hostage, previously held at Richmond as security for the good behaviour of Gwynwynwyn of Powys.
At least two ecclesiastical causes had drawn him to Oxford. In the first, he lent his support to the continued attachment of Glastonbury Abbey to the bishopric of Bath, appointing his confidential clerk, Henry de Vere, to represent royal interests before the papal judges appointed to the case.
That the King went to great lengths to observe procedural niceties here is suggested by the address of his letters on the matter to Nicholas bishop of Tusculum and Richard Poer dean of Salisbury as two of the three papal judges. In reality, Nicholas of Tusculum had left England nearly five months earlier, and Richard Poer was no longer dean of Salisbury but bishop of Chichester.
There he found Luke bishop of Evreux preparing to ordain various of the Bury monks. Other ecclesiastical issues were discussed at Oxford. In Aprilmeanwhile, in further concessions to the English Church, Giles de Braose, bishop of Hereford, was promised the restoration of pasture in Worcestershire following an inquest commanded by the King.
Warin, described as a son perhaps a bastard of the count of Eu, was promised 50s. Should he fail to give satisfaction, he was to be returned to prison.The only known complete text of the Chronicle of Jocelin of Brakelond is to be found in the Liber Albus of Bury St. Edmunds, a well-known collection of texts relating to the Abbey, now Harleian MS in the British Museum.
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Edmunds (Oxford World's Classics) This narrative of events between the years and as recorded by Jocelin of Brakelond, a monk who lived in the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, in the region of West Suffolk--affords many unique insights into the life of a medieval religious community.
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