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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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bad money, was forbidden in England. On the first of June, the queen of England brought forth her first-born son at Brotherestone, and he vas named Thomas. The king marched an army against the Scots, and when he came near to them they fled before him, and more than four hundred of them were slain. About the same time, the lord archbishop of Canterbury came to the king, bringing him a command from the Apostolic See, not to presume any further to make war upon the Scots, who had submitted themselves to the pope's protection. And when the king heard this, he returned into England. In the week after the feast of Saint Hilary, while the king was holding his parliament at Lincoln, the earls and barons complained of injurious and violent depredations which were committed in every direction by the ministers and household of the king. And, again, they requested that the liberties which were granted, as set forth in the great charter, should last from that time forth for ever in their original force. They also demanded that the disforestings, on account of which all the richer sort of the common people were distressed, and which had repeatedly been granted by the king, but had never hitherto been actually completed, should be ordered by him to be carried out, in accordance with his decree. When these and some other articles had been demanded of the king with great earneetnese, he procrastinated for several days ; at last, seeing that the barons would not desist from the work which they had commenced, nor acquiesce in his necessary demands on other terms, answered that he was prepared to concede and ratify all that they requested, and anything else, also, which they might at any time demand and consider necessary to be confirmed. There' fore, the charters of their liberties were renewed, as also those concerning the forests ; and both of them were ratified with the royal seal, and copies carried into every county in England. And when they were published before the people, the lord archbishop of Canterbury, with the rest of his fellow-bishops, laid all the transgressors of them under the ban of the greater excommunication. Moreover, in return for the more effectual confirmation of these charters, the earls and barons granted to the king a fifteenth part of all their moveables, to be paid on the feast of Saint Michael next" ensuing. But Robert, archbishop of Canterbury, would grant nothing on the part of the clergy, nor from the temporalities annexed to the church, without the special permission of the supreme pontiff.

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