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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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attacked the king's son in single combat, fighting manfully with him. But at last he was wounded and yielded, and Edward, commending his boldness, ordered cataplasms to be applied to his wounds, not thinking him his enemy, but taking him with him as a friend ; but all his followers he ordered to be hung on the trees of the wood. In the northern counties, the earl Ferrare was wandering about with a numerous army, contrary to his oath, which he had lately taken. And the lord Henry, the eldest son of the king of Germany, was sent against him, who defeated the said earl and put him in chains, and brought him with him to London, acquiring for himself great glory by his triumph. Concerning the siege of the castle of Kenilworth hy the king. A.D . 1266. Henry, king of England, celebrated the feast of the Nativity at Westminster, where the nobles of the district assembled together, to discuss the peace of the kingdom, according to their usual custom. Therefore, an edict was issued against the earl Ferrare, who, according to the conditions of his obligation, was for ever deprived of his earldom, and Edmund, the son of the king of England, was given possession of two earldoms, those, namely, of Derby and of Leicester. From Westminster king Henry and his warlike army proceeded onwards and arrived before Kenilworth, where, without delay, they laid siege to the castle, wishing, but not being able, to make themselves masters of it with their forces. Their army prepared for the assault, but they found very vigorous defenders within. For the nobles perished, slaying one another in mutual conflicts. Outside àie castle, a great number of engines were erected, and without delay the besieged erected others, similar both in size and number to those of the besiegers, owing to which, it happened, that sometimes the stones which were hurled from them on both sides, clashed in the air. But the engines of the besieged garrison were at last broken by those engines which were outside the walls, though even then the defenders would not surrender the castle ; for they preferred dying bravely, to giving it up on compulsion. For despair had rendered them bolder, and so, by their frequent sanies, they caused great loss to the king's army. And neither the sentence of the legate, who was present, nor the power of the king, could induce them to abandon their enterprise. Therefore, by the wisdom of the cardinal, with the

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