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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. 1895. THE POPE'S LEGATES LAND IN ENGLAND. 509 thing, died in returning from the king of Arragon, to whom he had been sent on the business of the king of England. The king's great power is onward home, The people is by faction torn. A.D. 1295. Robert, metropolitan of Canterbury, having now returned from the court of Rome, having convened some of his suffragans in the church of Saint Paul, in London, in the week after the festival of the Apostles Peter and Paul, held a special discussion on the liberties and customs of the church ; and, like a true shepherd, he labouring to strengthen the barriers and walls around the ruins of the walls or hedges which protected his fold, legitimately recalled and re-established certain constitutions which had been approved of by the holy fathers, but which, by the neglect of mercenary men, had fallen from their proper force. Moreover, he added some new ordinances to the former ones, which he commanded to be inviolably observed for the protection of the flock. Two days after the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul, two cardinals were sent as legates à latere by the lord the pope, to reconcile and tranquillize the kingdoms of France and England, which were swelling against one another with mutual hatred. And when they had landed in England, the people received them with all due honour, and the chief body of his prelates and nobles was summoned by the king to meet at Westminster, on the fifth of August ; and when they were assembled, the cardinals and bishops being seated all around, first of all, Edmund, the king's brother, and Master John de Lacy, in the king's presence, explained the beginning and moving cause of the destructive war which had been carried on, and the troubles which had existed, and the contempt of all the laws of nations with which the sailors of England had been treated ; and how the king of England discharged himself from the homage previously due to the king of France. After this, when the cardinals demanded a proposal of the conditions of peace, they were answered, that this could not be given in till the pleasure of the king of Germany had been consulted. On this, they next asked for a truce while the peace was under discussion, but could not obtain it. Then, in the third place, the violent band of sailors might be compelled to keep quiet. But even in this part of the business they met with no success. And while they were thus labour

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