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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.
page 535

MATTHEW 0Γ WESTMUÏ8TEH. A.D. 1298. France, and the third predecessor of the present king, being, indeed, his grandfather, on account of the fame of his miracles, was enrolled in the catalogue of the saints, by the aforesaid pope, at the earnest entreaty of the present king of France ; and on the last day of August, he was removed to the church of Saint Denis, in a solemn festival. The same year, too, Adolph, king of Germany, being destitute of friends who were faithful to him, and especially, which is a most wicked thing to say, violating the agreement which he had made with the king of England, after a cause of quarrel had arisen between him and Albert, son of Rodolph, duke of Austria, was severely wounded and slain in a battle which took place near Mayence, and the said Albert reigned in his stead. On the day of Saint Andrew the Apostle, an earthquake took place at Borne, which lasted three days. In a similar manner there was an earthquake in England, on the vigil of the Epiphany, towards twilight, that day. Also, a comet appeared in the north, emitting rays laterally towards the. east, which vomited fire as it were, and it was visible for three days after sunset, which was an omen that great slaughter would take place in the ensuing year. On the second Sunday in Lent, the king, having summoned the nobles to meet at Westminster, caused the conditions of peace which had been signed by the bull of pope Boniface, as appointed arbiter between the kings of France and England, and other bulls, too, affecting his position, to be recited to them. And all the laity and clergy assented to them. After which, the earls, barons, and prelates, requested the king to ratify the great charter of their liberties, and the one relating to the rights of the forest, as also to the disforestings which had already taken place, and to sanction and establish it. So he, having confirmed the two aforesaid charters, hardened his ears to their request of sanctioning the disforesting, and at twilight he quitted them, pretending that he was going some distance. But they, considering that he had left them, as a mark of contempt, returned to their own homes with great indignation. This year, there died the following men of great wisdom the lord Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Essex and Hertford, and William de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, and Master William de Luda, bishop of Ely. After whose death, the prior of the same church was elected bishop by a majority of the chapter, but John de Langton, the king's chancellor, by the minority.

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