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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 poor, God gave him to discover numerous treasures. This year died Frethwulf, king of Bernicia, and was succeeded by Theodoric, who reigned seven years. In the year of grace 578, St. Germanus, bishop of Paris, by his death augmented the glories of heaven. The same year died Aurelius Conanus, king of the Britons, and was succeeded by Vortipore, who reigned three years. Vortipore harassed the Saxons, and gained many triumphs over them. Uffa, king of the East-Saxons, succeeded by Titilus. At this period, Uffa, king of the East-Saxons, from whom the kings of that province are called " Uffings," was succeeded by Titilus his son, who was the father of Eedwald, the tenth from Woden. In the year of grace 579, Pelagius filled the Eoman chair ten years, eight months, and ten days, after which the see remained void for six months and twenty-five days. Ccaulin, king of the West-Saxons, takes many towns. In the year of grace 580, fiery meteors Avere seen traversing the heavens. In these days the Britons and Saxons made continual invasions of each other's territories ; in which Ceaulin took the castle of Bedeanforde, which is now called Bedford, together with Lienberi (Leighton), Aylesbury, Bensington, Ensham, Gloucester, Cirencester, and Bath, insomuch that his name became greatly renowned. Decree at Rome that only nine prefaces should be said at mass. In the year of grace 581, pope Pelagius ordered that nine prefaces only should be chanted at mass, abolishing the daily prefaces which were wont to be said. The same year, Vortipore, king of the Britons, dying, was succeeded by Malgo, a man of a handsome person, of singular valour, sturdy in arms, and munificent beyond measure ; but being tainted with the sin of Sodom, he became odious both to God and man. He reduced under his dominion six of the isles of the ocean. Gregory composed his Moralia. In the year of grace 582, Gregory was sent to Constantinople by pope Pelagius, and while engaged in that mission

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