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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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if it so pleases him, the lord Boniface, by divine Providence, supreme pontiff of the holy Roman universal church, his devout son Robert, by divine permission, the humble minister of the church of Canterbury, sends kisses of his blessed feet, with all readiness to obey his papal mandates and precepts to the uttermost of his power. " I have lately received the mandate of your holy and reverend paternity under a bull of lead, containing the commands set down below. " ' Boniface, bishop, &c/ * The frequent and often-repeated assertions of men worthy of credit/ &c , reciting the whole of the preceding bull word for word. The bearer of which brought me also some apostolic letters, addressed to the noble prince the lord Edward, by the grace of God, the illustrious king of England, to be immediately presented by me to him, according to the injunction of your paternity, being in the same context with the letters to myself. And having reverently received and had immediately read to me that your command, together with the letters which are mentioned above, I prepared my baggage, and carriages, and expenses, and arranged my household from day to day, in order to set out to deliver and explain those your letters to the lord the king, which were committed to me for that purpose ; as the king was at that time in the most remote districts of his kingdom, on the borders of Scotland, twenty moderate days' journey, or thereabouts, from the place where I received your command. And before I, travelling incessantly, and with all haste, could arrive at the city of Carlisle, which is on the borders of Scotland, the same king with his army entered a part of the kingdom of Scotland, which is called Galway. And when, after a diligent investigation, I had discovered from some secular persons, and from some belonging to religious orders, who being men worthy of all credit, and well acquainted with the country, that I could not get safe access to the king, who had advanced as far as Kircudbright, in the most difficult part of Galway ; nevertheless, for the sake of the Scots, who were without any head or any governor, and also because of other robbers who were thirsting for the plunder and slaughter of the English, who with the general of their army had occupied the middle of the ground between Carlisle and the lord the king himself, who was at a distance from that city of about forty miles, since, on account of the scarcity of provisions and

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