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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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A.D. 1272. THE POPE TAXES THE SECULAR CLEBGY. 457 and his earls and barons retired with great glory, Edward himself haying gained the chief renown. At this tournament there was also a vigorous conflict between the infantry ; for the English, being roused by the stimulus of indignation, slew many of the French, and as they were persons of low degree, very little notice was taken of their death : for they were people on foot, unarmed, thinking only of plunder. Edward then, passing onwards from Burgundy, entered France, and was joyfully received by Philip, king of France, his own kinsman ; for the two princes, Philip, king of France, and Edward, were the sons of two sisters, and, therefore, they had an especial affection for one another. And after they had been refreshed by mutual entertainments, Edward, with great earnestness, demanded of the king of France those territories which belonged to him by hereditary right, saying that he was ready to do every thing that was proper in respect of them. Therefore, the king of France granted what was asked of him, and Edward did homage in the following form of words :— " My lord and king, I do you homage for all the territories which I ought to hold of you." And some received this protestation as if he were speaking of Normandy, After these events, having bidden farewell to the king and peers of France, he proceeded to Aquitaine ; and when he arrived in that province, he received homage and due service from his subjects, chastising and terrifying all whom he found opposing him. In the meantime, some persons in England, kindling with envy and rage, thirsting for money which did not belong to them, and prophesying of their own hearts, affirmed that Edward would never return to England. These men, wishing to make sure of future events, collected in the northern provinces three hundred armed men, without counting infantry and light-armed cavalry ; but they were pursued by some noble and powerful knights, namely, Edmund, brother of king Edward, and Roger de Mortimer, with a large company of armed men. And when the confederate rebels heard tuie, their league was dissolved, and they returned to their own homes, without attempting any further achievement. In these days, one of the secular clergy, by name Raymond, a native of Guienne, was sent into England by the supreme pontiff ; and he was invested with power to compel all ecclesiastical persons, for two years, to pay a tax of a tenth of all their temporal and spiritual revenues to Edward and Edmund,

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