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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. II. A.D. 1066 to A.D. I307.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. II. A.D. 1066 to A.D. I307.
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and subjects of the kingdom, both clergy and laity, and that the overthrow of the long and kingdom seemed equally near at hand, procured the aforesaid king of England privily to transfer himself from his parliament at Westminster to Windsor, receiving into his favour the lord Henry, son of the king of Germany, John, earl of Warrenne, Roger de Clifford, Roger de Leybourne, Hamond, called Strange, and John de Valois, who had formerly all been adherents of the aforesaid earl of Leicester, with united forces ; and when a long conference on the subject of peace took place through the intervention of some formally appointed mediators between the king of England and his adherents on the one side, and the earl of Leicester and his partisans on the other, at last, in respect of all the disputes that had arisen concerning the provisions of Oxford, a compromise was made, and the matter was referred by both sides to the illustrious king of France, that he should settle it, both in its height and depth, administering a corporal oath to both parties, as is fully set forth in the instrument drawn up on this subject, signed with the seals of all the potentates above mentioned. And when the lord the king of the French, treading in the footsteps of the supreme pontiff, had by his own arbitrary power annulled all the provisions and ordinances of that sort, and whatever statutes had grown out of them, the earl of Leicester and his companions and partisans nevertheless presumed to support them as before, resisting the aforesaid king of France and his injunctions in all particulars, and by every possible means, and uniting with the Welch to demolish the castles of the faithful subjects of the king ; and, on the other hand, aiding in the incursions of the Welch, those enemies of the king and kingdom, with which they ravaged the borders of England and Wales, and also uniting with the Londoners to perpetrate violations of churches, and depredations, and to impoverish ecclesiastical persons, and to harass both Jews and Christians with fire and bloodshed, without respect to condition or sex, age or rank. And when the cry of these abominations, through the daily groans and complaints of the afflicted people, ascended to the chiefs of the priesthood before mentioned, all seeking that which was their own, and not those things which were Christ's, they were found beyond all question to be dumb dogs, able but unwilling to bark. After all these detestable events, it happened that Simon,

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