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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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A.D. 1146. ] COUNCIL AT KI1F.IMS. 499 from contributing aid to the king. For which reason his pilgrimage was followed by the imprecations of his subjects, as the following narrative will show. t Hew pope Eugenius held a council at Rheimsfor the delivery of the holy land. At the same time, in the greater Litany, pope Eugenius having been received in solemn procession at St. Genevieve, the servants of the church beat with sticks the clerks and ministers of our lord the pope, and shed their blood within the walls of the church. In punishment for this excess of the servants the buildings were thrown down, the secular canons expelled, and regular canons introduced into their places. The pope, departing from thence to Rheims, held there a council, in whiuh was condemned the heresy of the false prophet Eudo, concerning whose incantations and fancies it is best to say nothing. In the council, also, he appointed persons to preach about sending assistance to the Holy Land, which at this time was so oppressed by the Saracens, that they roamed over it without opposition, wherever they pleased. Wherefore, at the preaching of Bernard abbat of Clairvaux, Conrad emperor of Rome took the sign of the cross, and with him a multitude of other persons. Li the following month of May, the emperor set out at the head of seventy thousand armed horsemen, besides infantry, children, women, and light-armed cavalry. Louis king of France also followed him, with an equal number of armed men, intending to march by a separate route, that they might the better obtain provisions for themselves and their horses. Crossing Bavaria, the Danube, Austria, Hungary, the two provinces of Pannonia, Bulgaria, Mœsia, and Dacia, they at length arrived in Thrace. Thence they proceeded to Constantinople, where they had an audience of the emperor Manuel : they then crossed the Hellespont, which is the frontier of Europe, into Bithynia, which is the first province of Asia, and pitched their tents in the district of Chalcedon. When the emperor Conrad had transported his legions over the Bosphorus, having Galatia, Paphlagonia, and both the provinces of Pontus on his left hand, and Phrygia, Lydia, and Asia Minor on his right, he marched through Bithynia, and, leaving Nice on his left hand, arrived at Lycaonia. κ κ 2

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