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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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a long time in such remote, and, to a certain extent, districts, away from my diocese and province, concealing myself in certain secret places near the sea which divides England from Galway, taking advantage of an opportunity, and being guided at ebb-tide by men who were bound not to be ignorant of the passes of the road, I passed with my horses and equipages over four passes across the water near the coast, dangerous rather in name than by reason of any depth of water, and hazardous at the beginning and end of them from the nature of the shore and the quicksands ; and so 1 arrived, as it were, unexpectedly, on the Friday next after the feast of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle last past, in the presence of the lord the king, who was then in the middle of his army, and at dinner ; and because, as he said, he could not find any leisure that day, he sent me a message late on that day by two of his most powerful earls, who at that time were with him, that the next day, that is to say, on the ensuing Sabbath, he would cheerfully listen to me. " Therefore, when the day of the sabbath arrived, in the presence of that most devout youth the lord Edward, son of the aforesaid king, and of the earls, barons, and the other knights of his army, assembled in great numbers, and standing by the aforesaid lord their king, having read to them your beforementioned message, which had been transmitted to me, I, by the authority of the aforesaid message, presented to him the letters of your most holy paternity, directed to the aforesaid lord the king ; and the lord the king, reverently receiving them, caused them to be publicly read before all then and there present, and to be plainly translated into the French language. And when they had been patiently listened to by every one present, I encouraged and persuaded him, by all the means that I could think of and know of, in all respects reverently to obey your exhortation as far as they were explained to him in the letters above mentioned. Afterwards, whendeparted from his presence with my clergy at his command, in order that he might deliberate On the matter with his nobles, he presently recalled me, and replied to me in their presence in the following words, uttered by the mouth of some other person." The reply given to the archbishop of Canterbury in answer to the apostolic letters. " My lord archbishop, you, on the part of the superior and

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