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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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humility to all his successors. And next to humility he added utility, saying, "health !" which respects both soul and body; "grace" from God and men; and "blessing," which is in the seed of Abraham, which is Christ, in whom .all the nations of the earth shall be blessed. Victuals changed into stones. In the year of grace 606, Sabinian sat in the Koman chair one year, five months, and nine days. A t this time, a certain poor man, asking alms of some sailors, and they refusing, the master of the vessel alleging, " W e have nothing here but stones," the poor man replied, " Let, then, all you have be changed into stones." This was no sooner said, than whatever there was in the ship that was eatable was turned into stones, retaining still its former colour and shape. Ceolwuif, king of the West-Saxons. In the year of grace 607, on the death of Ceolric,* king of the West-Saxons, Ceolwuif succeeded him, and reigned twenty-four years. At this time, pope Sabinian, falling short of the liberality of the blessed Gregory, Lis predecessor, and withdrawing his hand from the needy, he was thrice rebuked by Gregory in a vision for his parsimony and narrow-mindedness, in not regarding the poor. The fourth time, scolding him severely with many threats, he struck him on the head, from the pain of which he shortly after died. Death of St. Augustine. In the year of grace 608, Boniface sat in the Boman chair eight months and twenty-nine days. In the same year the blessed Augustine, first archbishop of Canterbury, ended his days on the 26th of May.f He was succeeded by Laurentius, a Roman by birth, whom he had himself ordained in his lifetime, that the church, in her very infantine condition, might not be without a shepherd. He was buried close by the church of the apostles Peter and Paul, in which, though neither finished nor dedicated, were nevertheless buried the corpses of many archbishops. * Ceolric died in 598, and Ceolwuif reigned only fourteen years. + Thome places Augustine's death in 605.

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