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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1


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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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1
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24 ROGER OF WENDOVEB. [A.D. 49Î. crown on the day of Pentecost. He at the same time ap pointed bishops to two metropolitan churches, giving the see of York to Saint Sampson, an illustrious man, and that of the city of Legions to Dubricius.* After completing these and other matters, he commanded Merlin to set up the stones around the burial place of the nobles ; which he did accord ingly, in a marvellous manner, exactly as they were placed on mount Killaraus. In the same year, Idatius, bishop of Libitana a city of Spain, completed his Chronicles down to this period, com mencing with the first consulship of Theodosius. Gennadius also finished his book of illustrious men. St. Patrick, teacher of the Irish. In the year of grace 491, St. Patrick, the second archbishop of Ireland, rested in the Lord, in the hundred and twenty-second year of his age. Of his sanctity and miracles many wonderful things are recorded; for, during forty years he was a pattern of apostolical virtue, whilst he gave sight to the blind, made the deaf hear, cast out devils, ransomed captives, and raised nine dead men to life. He wrote three hundred and forty-five elementary tables, ordained as many bishops, and three thousand presbyters ; moreover he converted twelve thousand men in the country of Connaught to the Christian faith ; he baptized in one day seven kings, the sons of Amolgith ; he fasted forty days and as many nights on the top of a hill called Hely, where he offered three prayers for those Irish who had embraced the Christian faith ; first, that all should have the grace of repentance even at the point of death; secondly, that unbelievers might never overcome him ; and thirdly, that not one of the Irish might be alive at the coming of the Judge, by virtue of which prayer of St. Patrick, they will all die seven years before the judgment. On that hill he blessed the Irish people, having gone up thither to pray for them, and to see the fruit of his labour. Moreover, there came to him there innumerable birds of many colours, that he might bless them ; signifying, according to the interpretation of the holy man, that all the saints of both sexes of the Irish would come to him in the day of judg * The whole history of Dubricius is an entire fabrication, and unworthy of acceptation in the pages of authentic history.

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