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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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right due, but only as a favour. Also, when that same king appeared in your presence, to do you the customary homage for the lands of Tyndale and Penrith, which are situated in the realm of England, he, in the very act of doing* you that homage, in the presence of many persons, did openly and distinctly declare, by word of mouth, that he was doing you that homage only for those lands which were situated in England, and not as king of Scotland, nor for the kingdom of Scotland. Moreover, he openly protested that he was in no respect bound to do or perform any homage to you for that kingdom, inasmuch as it was in no respect subject to you. And you accepted his homage and fealty in those terms. " Also, it is believed that it cannot have escaped your memory how, when the aforesaid king of Scotland was removed from this world, the damsel Margaret, your own niece, who was then under age, being left his heiress, the guardianship of the aforesaid kingdom did not come to you as the superior lord, but certain nobles of that kingdom were elected to be the guardians of it, and that afterwards a dispensation was obtained from the Apostolic See, to permit a marriage to be contracted between our dear son, the noble Edward, your son, and the aforesaid Margaret, while she was still alive, provided the assent of the nobles of the aforesaid kingdom was procured or given to it ; and you are known to have persuaded these nobles, by letters written by yourself, before they would consent to such a marriage, promising them that the kingdom itself should remain entirely free, and in no respect subordinate or subject to any one, for ever ; and that it should be in all respects restored to its previous state, if it should happen that there was no issue to the marriage so to be contracted, and should retain its name and honours as before, both in maintaining its own laws, and in the appointment of the officers of the kingdom, and in holding parliaments, and trying causes within the kingdom itself, and also in the right possessed by all its inhabitants, of not being summoned to trial out of the kingdom. And you recollect that all these things are known to be more fully and seriously contained in your own letters patent drawn up on this subject. " Moreover, when the aforesaid Margaret was removed from this world, and when, in consequence, there arose a subject for dissension among the different parties of the kingdom, respecting the succession to the aforesaid kingdom of Scotland, the

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