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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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entirely conquer his brother. Duke Robert, therefore, accompanied by Robert de Belesme, the earl of Moreton, and other partisans, marched to raise the siege; and when the trumpets sounded, his little army charged with great gallantry upon an enemy much more numerous than themselves ; for the duke had acquired experience by the battles in the holy land, by which he now was enabled to attack and repulse the king's troops. William earl of Moreton drove the English army from point to point, and almost put them to flight ; but king Henry with his infantry prevented them from fleeing, and made them return to the battle; at length the cavalry force of the Bretons, charging the duke's troops, broke through their line, and bearing them down by numbers, drove them off the field. In this battle William d'Aubeny, a Breton, particularly distinguished himself for bringing the battle to a termination by his personal bravery. The brave Norman duke, and William earl of Moreton, Avere taken prisoners ; but Robert de Belesme escaped when he saw his comrades taken. By this defeat God avenged himself on Robert for having refused the kingdom of Jerusalem, choosing rather to live in idleness and ease at home than to serve him who rules over all kings in the holy city. In token of this event, a comet appeared this same year, about one cubit distant from the sun, from the third hour to the ninth, and drew a long train of light behind it ; two full moons also were seen on the day of our Lord's supper—one in the east, and one in the west. Thus was fulfilled what king William on his death-bed said to his son Henry, who asked him, after he had given England to William, and Normandy to Robert, "An d what do you give me, father?" His father replied, " I give you five thousand pounds of silver out of my treasury." "But what shall I do with the money," said Henry, " if I have no place to dwell in ?" " Be patient, my son, and trust in the Lord," said the king ; " let your brothers precede you ; you will in good time get all the honour which I have acquired, and will excel both your brothers in riches and power." How king Henry and archbishop Anselm were reconciled. A.D. 1107. King Henry, having now destroyed or reduced to submission all his enemies, and settled Normandy to his

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