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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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joined Doldequin king of Damascus, and, crossing the Euphrates, devastated the territories of Antioch, took the fortress of Caphardan, and proceeding onwards laid siege to the town of Harsad. When king Baldwin, who had charge both of the kingdom of Jerusalem and of the principality of Antioch, heard of this, he marched thither in haste with his troops ; and, finding the aforesaid enemy still occupied in the siege, he attacked them with fury, and by the divine mercy routed all of them, and slew two thousand, all of whom found their graves in hell. With the money which was there taken the king ransomed his daughter, a child of five years old, whom he had formerly given as a hostage for his own liberation. Returning thence he gathered spoil near Ascalon, and, having slain a few Turks who came in his way, returned to his own people. How the emperor died, and the empress returned to her father. A.D. 1126. Henry emperor of the Romans departed this life, and was succeeded by Lothaire, who reigned twelve years. Then the empress Matilda returned to her father, king Henry, and took up her residence in his palace, with the queen ; for the king loved her dearly, because she was his only heir. It was at Michaelmas that he returned to England, and brought his daughter with him, just after she had lost, as we have said, the great man, her husband. Immediately after, by the king's command, all the nobles of England and Normandy swore fealty to her, as well as Stephen, count of Boulogne, son of Adela, the king's sister, and the count of Blois. Of the disputes between the archbishops of Canterbury and York. A.D. 1127. King Henryheld his Christmas court at Windsor, where Thurstan archbishop of York wished to crown the king, to the prejudice of the archbishop of Canterbury, but he was prevented by unanimous consent ; and his crossbearer, who had carried his cross into the king's chapel, was turned out together with the cross which he was carrying. Whilst the king was at Windsor, messengers came to tell him that Charles count of Flanders, his dearest friend, had been treacherously slain by his nobles in a church at Bruges, and that the king of France had given the county to William,

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