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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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•risen between the French, the Arragonese, and the Spaniards, in the time of his father. This Philip, then, was the son of the sister of Peter, the father of Alphonse, king of Arragon, who was reigning at this time, and who had engaged to marry Eleanor, the eldest daughter of the king of England. For the purpose of bringing this and other affairs to a happy consummation, king Edward crossed the sea, on the twenty-fourth of June, with a vast train of bishops, earls, barons, and other nobles ; and he was honourably received by the king of France and the rest of the nobles, and was conducted to Saint Germains, near Paris, where he stayed for some time, and he claimed of the king of France aforesaid some territories which his grandfather, king John, had lost, and he also obtained from him ten thousand pounds sterling, to be paid every year at the Tower of London, at the expense of the king, of France, and he also obtained some arrears due on account of Normandy, which belonged to him by hereditary right. At this time, Eleanor, that noble lady, queen of England, and mother of the king, took upon herself, at Amesbury, on the day of the translation of Saint Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, the garb of religion, which she had long desired ; her dower, which she was to have in perpetual possession in the kingdom of England, being confirmed to her by the supreme pontiff. The king assumes the cross. The Welch prepare for war. A.D . 1287. On the fourth of April, pope Honorius the Fourth died in the city of Rome. Edward, king of England, after his convalescence from a severe illness, assumed the sign of the cross, at Blandeforth, in Guienne, near Bourdeaux, in which he was joined by a great multitude of men, and was appointed captain of the hosts of Christendom by the legate of the Roman court, sent thither for that purpose. The Welch, at the instigation of a person named Rhesus, the son of Meredith, began to rebel, and made great slaughter of the English people ; therefore, Edmund, earl of Cornwall, the regent of England in the king's absence, hastened towards Wales with a great army, wishing (though he was not able to succeed in his object) to repress the stiff-neckedness of the Welch with the power which he had with him. But the Welch, with the cunning of foxes, betook themselves to their hidingplaces, devising deceits and stratagems, according to their ancient customs ; therefore, the English bravely laid siege to the

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