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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. 1151.] REMARKABLE DEED OF CONRAD, 507 until the Lord raised up the spirit of a young girl in that province to refute him, because the heresy which he taught was contrary to the articles of the faith. This girl lay three days every week without voice, feeling, or breath, and afterwards returning to herself she said that the blessed virgin had prayed for the Christian people, and that St. Peter had taught her the orthodox faith. Thus she argued most wisely about the catholic doctrine, and in particular by confuting the heresy of Henry, she brought back to the bosom of the true church many whom he had led astray. Of a certain memorable deed of the emperor Conrad, The same year died the emperor Conrad, a prudent and discreet man ; concerning whom we read that, whilst he was attending divine service one day at Whitsuntide, in a certain city, in the presence of the archbishops, bishops, and princes of the empire, there arose a contention, by the instigation of the devil, among the above-mentioned prelates, which of them should be greatest in cathedral rank, that he might sit nearest to the emperor. Whilst the bishops and other prelates were disputing about this, their servants ran up with swords and staves, and thrusting one party from their seats, not without blows, they put the other in their places, and breaking the mitres and croziers on all sides, they shed no little blood within the sacred edifice. The emperor was grieved at the sight, and commanded his servants to expel those schismatics from the church and appease the tumult. When this was done, the emperor severely rebuked the prelates, and bade them make atonement for the violation of the church, lest they should grieve the Holy Spirit, and he should refuse to be present at the mass on so 3olemn an occasion. Thus the tumult was appeased, and atonement made, such as it was, and the onice of the mass was begun, which, notwithstanding that it commenced with such rash deeds, as the event plainly shows, yet was continued until the reading of the gospel ; but when the choir had chanted the last verse of what followed, " Thou hast made this day glorious," the devil raised his voice on high, and said distinctly, so as to be heard by all, " I have made this day a day of Avar." On hearing this remarkable voice, all looked at one another, wondering what it might mean. Then the emperor, who

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