Capitulum decimum sextum.
CALIXTUS the secunde was pope v. yere and v. monethes; whiche gedrenge a grete hoste come to Rome and toke Mauricius the pope, causynge hym to be putte on a camel [folio 345b] goynge or rydynge afore Calixte, his face turnede to the tayle of the camelle and holdynge hit in his hondes for a bridele. Willelmus de Regibus, libro quinto.
The ordre Premonstracense began abowte this tyme in þe province Landunense under fader Norbertus. Matilda, qwene [folio 353a] of Ynglonde, a woman nobly instructe in connynge and vertu. Page 461, vol.7Willelmus de Regibus, libro quinto. Kynge Henricus takynge schippe at Barbelflete in Normandy come to Ynglonde the vijthe kalendes of December. But William his eldeste sonne wyllynge to folowe hym, was drownede with mony noble men not ferre from the londe. Amonge whom Ricardus Nothus, sonne of the kynge, was Richarde erle of Chestre, with his wife, the archidiacon of Herford with a cxlti oþer moo in nowmbre, amonge whom noo man escapede ne woman, but a botcher whiche fletynge on the maste of the schippe was dryven to londe, that rehersede of this processe. For these peple en|trenge Page 463, vol.7 into the see with indiscrete schippemen, were sette anoon on a rokke, and the schippe brake; neverthelesse Wil|liam, son to the kynge, was taken into an oþer scaphe, whiche herynge his suster crye, returnede to save here, and so that vesselle was overcharged with peple commynge into hit, that hit sunke into the water. And in the morowe folowynge grete treasure was founde brouȝte to the londe, and not oon of theire bodyes. Henricus, libro septimo. And hit was seide that alle moste alle that peple pereschede usede the synne of Sodomye. Willelmus. Also the seide William, sonne to the kynge, seide openly mony tymes, and if he scholde be lorde of Ynglonde in his life, he scholde make men of Ynglonde to drawe in the plowe lyke to horses. ℞. Also the seide erle of Chestre manassede and promisede to destroy the monastery of monkes in Chestre, whom his fader did edifye and make. Willelmus de Regibus, libro quinto. Fulco returnede to Gas|coigne Page 465, vol.7 from Ierusalem, mariede an oþer doȝhter to the sonne of Roberte Curthose, with whom he ȝafe the cowntee of Cenomanny. After that kynge Henricus mariede Matilda his doȝhter to Henricus the iiijthe, emperoure. Kynge Hen|ricus made in this yere a grete parke at Wodestoke. Richarde erle of Chestre drownede, Ranulphus of Meschines, sonne to the suster of the firste Hewe, succedid þer viij. yere. Radul|phus archebischoppe of Cawnterbery diede in this tyme; and the ordre of the Templaryes began that tyme also. These men congregate togedre made to theyme a place in the porche of the temple of Ierusalem, whereby they were callede knyȝtes of the Temple, founde by the relefe of the Hospitilaryes in meytes and in drynkes. But soone after they encreasede soe in fame and rychesse that thei exceded þe Hospitilaryes. [folio 353b] Neverthelesse thei were destroyede in the tyme of pope Clement the vthe. for theire ignominiose apostasye and blas|phemy Page 467, vol.7 in Criste, in the yere of oure Lorde God a M.ccc.xij. Henricus, libro septimo. A cardinalle come in this yere to Ynglonde, and correcte soore prestes havynge concubynes, seyenge that it was a grevous synne amonge other synnes to aryse from a hoore and say masse after that. Neverthelesse the same cardinalle was taken with a womman in the same day after that he hade seide masse, for alle his hooly pre|dicacion. Honorius the secunde succedid Calixtus the pope v. yere. Henricus the iiijthe and emperour of Alemayne diede this yere, and was beryede at Spira with his progenitors, after the rehersaille of somme men, with suche on epitaphy, "Filius hic, pater hic, avus hic, proavus jacet istic." ℞. Neverthe|lesse Giraldus rehersethe more truly in his Ytinerary, seyenge that this emperoure, after that he hade imprisonede his fader carnalle and þe pope with the cardinalls, departede privily from his wife Matilda borne in Ynglonde, and taryede at Chestre, lyvynge as an heremite by the space of x. yere, Page 469, vol.7 callynge his name Godescallus, which sowndethe as callede of God. And this emperour departede in this maner from his cuntre. Matilda themperesse come to kynge Henricus her fader, beynge that tyme in Normandy, where sche was mariede after to Galfride erle of Gascoigne, by whom sche hade Hen|ricus the secunde, afterwarde kynge of Ynglonde.