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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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This year, there died Master John de Pontoise, bishop of Winchester, and Master Gilbert de Saint Leopard, bishop of Chichester, the father of orphans, the comforter of mourning widows, the pious and humble visitor of those who lay on coarse beds and in cabins, and the wealthy reliever of the poor rather than of the rich ; to the sanctity of whose life numerous miracles, which were subsequently wrought, bear testimony. There died also Master Thomas de Corebrigge, archbishop of York ; the bishop of Winchester was succeeded by Henry, prior of the same church, John de Langton, archdeacon of Canterbury, succeeded the bishop of Chichester, and Master William de Greenfield, chancellor of the king of England, succeeded the archbishop of York. " The kingdom's rodder wavers so, The church's ship astray doth go ; The king and pope are one again, In mutual unhallowed gain : As formerly for wicked ends Herod and Pilate became friends." Of the coronation of the pretended king, Robert Bruce. A.D . 1306. Pope Clement, being at Bourdeaux, deposed the bishop of Poitou from his pontifical dignity, who had opposed him when he was archbishop. He also transferred the primacy of Aquitaine from Bourges to Bourdeaux. On the day of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, that parricide, Robert Bruce, the invader of another's kingdom, caused himself, according to the custom of his country, to be crowned with a diadem by his fellow-conspirators, in the abbey of the regular canons, in the town of Scone, in the presence of some earls, John de Ailsa, and de Menethet, and two bishops, namely, those of Saint Andrew's and of Glasgow, and the abbot of Scone, and many knights. There were intentionally absent of the conspirators, the earls de Buchan and de Roe, Alexander Comyn and John Mowbray, knights, and some others, who inviolably kept the oath which they had Bworn to the king of England. But on the following Sunday, which was Palm Sunday, he caused himself to be crowned a second time by a certain adulteress, who was betrothed to the earl of Buchan, and who, having violated her marriage bed, was mad for the beauty and with desire of the fool who was crowned. And she changed the name which had been given him at his baptism, calling him David. And when he re

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