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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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allow them to obtain legal possession of estates, and lands, and revenues ; to whom the lord the pope said, " Where is jour money ?" And they replied, " In the hands of the merchants/' And after a respite of three days had been given the brethren to frame their reply, the merchants, being released from the custody of the deposit, the lord the king ordered, under pain of anathema, that that money should be taken care of for his own necessities. And he made answer to the brothers, that the rule of Saint Francis, which had been canonically ratified, was one which he would not in any sense violate, and that the brethren ought not at all to depart from it, but always to regulate their conduct by it. And so it fell out, that what they had unjustly acquired they very justly lost. This year, a violent and ruinous storm of wind threw down trees and houses, and many belfries in the kingdom of England in different places. The lord Henry of Newark, archbishop of York, died ; and the lord Oliver, bishop of Lincoln, a man of exemplary life, on Saint Brice's day died while uttering a prayer. The same year, on the anniversary of the translation of Saint Thomas the Martyr, of Canterbury, nuncios came from the pope, begging the king to release John, formerly king of Scotland, from his custody, promising that he himself would preserve both king and kingdom of England from any danger which could arise from his liberation. And the king condescended to their petition, and released him, and gave him to the nuncios of the pope, and they conducted him to the land of Balliol, which belonged to him, in the kingdom of France, where they left him in the custody of certain prelates. CH. XXV.—FBOM A.D. 1300 το A.D. 1301. A law is passed against base money—The king makes his son Edward prince of Wales—He again invades Scotland— The pope intercedes for the Scots, and claims Scotland as belonging to the Roman Church—The letters of the pope, and the replies from the king and nobles of England. The charter's signed again, as 't was at first, And all transgressors with anathema curst. A.D . 1300. On Easter-eye, being the ninth of April, the kind of money which was called pollard and crochard, and other

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