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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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' Thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, andwill give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven ;' canst thou, Colman, prefer our fathers, the Picts and Scots, to the prince of the apostles, to whom the Lord granted the dominion over the whole church ?" On hearing this, the king said, " Are these things true, Colman, which Wilfrid saith ?" To which he replied, " They are true, my lord king." " If then," continued the king, " you both agree in this, that these words were addressed principally to Peter, I tell you that since he is the door-keeper, I will not contradict him ; but will, as far as I am able, obey his commands ; lest perchance, when I come to the doors of the heavenly kingdom, there should be no one to open them ; he being my adversary who is proved to have the keys." The king having thus said, all present gave their assent, raising their hands towards heaven, and, renouncing the more imperfect institution, embraced that which they knew to be better. Tuda ordained bishop of Lindisfarne. In the year of grace 664, king Erconbert died, and was succeeded in the kingdom of Kent by his son Egbert. The same year, Colman, bishop of Lindisfarne, returned to Scotland with his clergy, and Tuda was ordained bishop in his room. In the month of May of the same year there happened an eclipse of the sun, which was followed by an unheard of mortality. Deusdedit, archbishop of Canterbury, died, and the see remained vacant for four years. The same year, Alfrid, son of king Oswy, sent Wilfrid the presbyter into France, to be there ordained archbishop of York. He was accordingly consecrated by bishop Agelbert, who, after quitting Britain, was made bishop of Paris. Wilfrid making some stay, king Oswy sent the presbyter Cedda to the prelate of the West-Saxons, named Wina, who consecrated him bishop, though against the decrees of the canons ; for while Wilfrid was yet living, no one else could be put in his room ; but that error was afterwards corrected, as shall be shown below. Mortality in Britain. In the year of grace 665, there was such an excessive

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