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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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the earls and barons, not for the future to commit such oppression. Moreover, order was made that for the obtaining a remedy for these things, ambassadors appointed for the purpose should be sent to the pope. In the same parliament, some statutes were passed, affecting the members of religious orders, who had their chief houses in another kingdom. And there came to that parliament, about the feast of Saint Peter, a certain cardinal of Saponetta, Master Peter the Spaniard, having been sent by the pope as legate à latere, to perform been arranged between Edward, the eldest son of the king of England, and Isabella, the daughter of the king of France, as had been previously ordained by pope Boniface, acting, as it were, as a mediator of peace. And he made answer, by the king, that he was ready to perform all that was commanded him, provided that the king of France, on his part, was willing to fulfil those engagements which depended on him. For the king of France, while he held Guienne, had given the castle which is called Mauleon to a certain knight, who still retained possession of it, and would not restore it at the command of the king of France. On which account, it is said, that that marriage was delayed to this time. Therefore, the cardinal returned to London, in order to await certain directions on this point, and to plunder the churches of England. For he wished, according to authority given in the bull, to receive from each church belonging to a cathedral, or convent, and from all regular and irregular churches and priories, twelve marks sterling. And from the rectories, eightpence out of his mark. But the clergy of England appealed against this exaction. And it was ordered by the king's council, that that cardinal ought not to have more than cardinal Othobonus had formerly received, when he was legate in England, namely, the half of what was now demanded. This vear, on the ninth day of February, a certain Scot of Galway, Duncan Macdonal by name, fell in with a large vessel, manned with seven hundred warriors, who landed in his territories, and encountered them with not more than three hundred men, and slew nearly all their host, some in battle, some in the woods, some in the harbour, and some as they were flying ; many also were drowned in the sea. But the bodies of the chief men of those who were slain in the battle, he brought to the lord the king, namely, Malcolm Macail, lord of Kentirhead, and also the

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