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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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caused them to be hung up on high in tens and twenties. Moreover, he commanded the Flemings to pay the tribute which they owed him increased threefold. But they replied, " We will not contribute any more ; for all that we have contributed is a source of grief to us. Let the king restore to us what we have already paid, or else we will recover by force what has been extorted from us." In that year, a certain heretic, apostate, and false prophet arose in Venice, by name Dunsin, preaching many things contrary to the faith, as, for instance, on the subject of acquiring the empire, of the death of all the cardinals and of pope Clement within the year ; and that the end of the world was at hand within three years, preaching all sorts of falsehoods as truth, uniting to his sect the apostate people of every order, and asserting, among other particulars of his wicked preaching, that any man might have commerce with any woman, and that it was no sin ; and that a woman who refused the embrace of any man whatever, deserved to be burnt with fire. He also asserted many scandalous things, which, as they are at variance with the orthodox faith, I forbear to write. And not long afterwards, namely, on the day of the festival of the Lord*s Supper, he was taken by the faithful in Christ, and burnt with fire. The king of France begged of the lord the pope the bones of his predecessor, Boniface, that he might burn them as the bones of a heretic, urging his request with exceeding importunity. Also, he requested that brother Peter de Muron might be inscribed in the catalogue of the saints, who had formerly been pope under the name of Celestine the Fifth. The king of England compelled Piers Gaverston, who had been accused before him of divers crimes, to renounce the kingdom of England. A parliament is held at Carlisle. The earl of Gloucester ie hesieged by the Scots. King Edward the First dies. A.D . 1307. In the week after the festival of Saint Hilary, the king held a parliament at Carlisle, in which grave complaints were brought forward, by the chief nobles, of the oppressions of the churches and monasteries, by the manifold extortions of money lately introduced into the kingdom by the clerk of the lord the pope, Master William Teste ; and the aforesaid clerk was commanded, by the unanimous decree of

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