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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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the body. The same year died Withgar, king of the isle of Wight, and was buried in the place which is called from him AVithgaresburgh. Aurelius king of the Britons. In the year of grace 545, St. Remigius, archbishop of Rheims, rested in the Lord. A t this time died Constantine, king of the Britons, and was buried beneath the Giant's Dance. He was succeeded by his nephew Aurelius Conan, a youth of exceeding valour, and in every respect worthy of the crown, if he had not been fond of civil war. For he imprisoned his uncle, whose right it was to succeed Constantine, and having slain his two sons, took possession of the kingdom, and reigned thirty years. Pope Vtgilius is driven into exile. In the year of grace 546 pope Vigilius was banished by the emperor Justinian, because he refused to reinstate the heretic Anthymus in his see. In the year of grace 547, Albuin, king of the Lombards, slew in battle Cunimund, king of the Gepidse. He made a drinking vessel of his skull, and married his daughter whom he had taken captive. Commencement of the kingdom of the Northumbrians. In the year of grace 548, began the kingdom of the Northumbrians. For the chiefs of the Angles having, after great and long continued toil, subdued that country, they unanimously chose Ida, a noble youth, as their king. He had by bis queen six sons, Adda, _32theric, Theodoric, JEthelric, Osmer, and Theodfred. He had also six other sons by his concubines, Oga, Alric, Eccha, Osbald, Segor, and Sogother. Those all came into Britain with sixty ships, and landed at Flamborough. Ida reigned twelve years and built Bambrough castle, surrounding it at first with stakes and afterwards with a wall. The sequel will show his genealogy. In the year of grace 549, Ageric, bishop of Verdun, was eminent for his sanctity. In the year of grace 550, an elder tree in Italy bore the berries and fruit of the vine.

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