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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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flourished in Gaul: he brought the relics of St. Julian out of the territory of Auvergne. In the same year died St Columbanus, teacher of the Scots and Picts, leaving to posterity many proofs of his sanctity. In the year of grace 599, on the death of Redwald,* king of the East-Angles, Eorpenwald succeeded him in the government of that kingdom. Theodoric reigns in France. In the year of grace 600, on the death of Childebert, king of the Franks, his sons, Theodebert and Theodoric, were set in his room. How pope Gregory sent a pall to Augustine. In the year of grace 601, the blessed pope Gregory sent a pall to Augustine, to the church of London, which, in the time of the Britons, was the metropolis, as Bede testified in his History of the Angles. Contention in the Roman church. In the year of grace 602, the arrogance of John, bishop of Constantinople, who claimed to himself the title of universal patriarch, raised a contention in the Roman church ; which, originating in the time of pope Pelagius, and being carried on vigorously by Gregory, was stayed only by the sudden death of John. How St. Augustine called the bishops of the Britons to a conferetice. In the year of grace 603, Ethelfrid, king of the Northumbrians, in a battle with the Britons at Kaerlegion, slew an immense number of clergy of the abbey of Bangor,f For the Lord's servant, Augustine, with the help of king Athelbert, had brought together the bishops and teachers of the neighbouring province of the Britons, to a conference, at a place which is now called, in the English tongue, " Augustinesac," that is, "Augustine's Oak,"i on the confines of the West-Saxons and the Wiccii. There he sought to persuade * The death of Redwald is again recorded in the year 624. This is, therefore, a blunder of the copyist. + Bangor, in this passage; is not to be confounded with the Bangor in Carnarvonshire. It was situated near Chester. % Augustine's oak is placed by Carte at Aust, or Aust-Clive, on the Severn.

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