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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.D. 1305. EDWARD RETURNS TO ENGLAND. 575 death; take us, Ο lord, subject to thy will." Therefore, the king, being moved at such outcry and weeping, turned his face away for a while, and the whole people that stood around was moved to tears. Then the king ordered the men to be taken and imprisoned separately in different castles of England, slaying none of them, and condemning none. But that wicked traitor, by whose treachery the Scots had obtained the castle, was taken, and dragged at the tail of a horse, and at last hanged ; and so the agitation of this war ceased, and the king, after the surrender of the castle, caused the batteringram to be improved. And some of his soldiers said to him, " My lord, for what is this instrument of destruction ? is not the castle surrendered to us?" But the king replied, "What I am now doing is not destruction, but a mere theoretical means of destroying the hostile castles for those who make war or reign after me." Then the victorious king Edward, having placed noble knights in that castle, and in other places of Scotland, to preserve the triumphant peace which he had established among all the natives of the country, turned his steps towards England, all the earls and barons of Scotland accompanying him, as a proof that their treason and rebellion was subdued. Therefore, the king celebrated the feast of the Nativity at Lincoln, and ordered the managers of his household to prepare, splendidly and magnificently, all that was necessary for the hilarity of such a festival, for himself and his retinue, as was suitable for the monarch, king, and lord of two kingdoms. And there he refreshed his earls and nobles for many days, extolling the valour of his warriors with due panegyric. Then, having gratified them with well-deserved presents, and commended them for their exertions, he dismissed them joyful and happy to their own homes. CH. XXVII.—FROM A.D. 1305 to A.D. 1307. The merciful government of King Edward—Wallace is executed, and peace established with Scotland—The senators of Rome require the pope to keep his court there—Robert Bruce raises his standard in Scotland—is crowned at Scone — Edward marches towards Scotland, and dies at Carlisle—End of this history.^

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