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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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The same year, the Christians suffered many evils in Spain at the hands of the Saracens, who slew a great number of the Christians. Among them, Sancho, archbishop of Toledo, and son of the king of Arragon, was torn limb from limb by the perfidious Saracens. The translation of the blessed Richard, bishop of Chichester. A.D . 1276. Many nobles being after Easter assembled at the Parliament, held at Westminster, the king granted his peace to those who were formerly the disturbers of his kingdom. The king ordered a fifteenth of all temporal property, whether belonging to the clergy or the laity, who were thus taxed to the very nail in an unprecedented manner, to be seized for his use. At this Parliament, as in others, Llewellyn, prince of Wales, having been formally summoned, refused to appear in person. Nevertheless, he sent ambassadors to treat for peace, and offered no small sum of money as ransom for the daughter of the earl of Leicester, whom he wished to take for his wife. But the king refused to^consent to the marriage, and would not take the money that was offered to him, unless Llewellyn would restore all the territories which he had invaded, each to its lawful master, and repair the castles of England which he had destroyed. That glorious confessor of Christ, the Holy Richard, formerly bishop of Chichester, after many eminent miracles, on the vigil of the abbot Saint Botolph was transferred to his own cathedral church of Chichester, in the presence of king Edward and all the elders of England, with a great multitude of prelates. On Saint Alban's day, pope Innocent the Fifth died, in the city of Rome, at the Lateran, and he was succeeded, on the day after the feast of the translation of Saint Benedict, by Adrian the Fifth, who had formerly filled the office of legate in England, under the name of Othobornes, being the cardinal deacon of Saint Adrian's ; he died on the sixteenth of July, and was succeeded by John the Twentyfirst, who had previously been called Peter of Spain, and who also died in the same year. He again was succeeded by Nicholas the Third, on the twenty-sixth of November. During this period, Henry, king of Navarre, died, and a great quarrel arose between the king, of France and the king of Spain respecting his dominions. Therefore, the king of France sent formal ambassadors for the king of England, de

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