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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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the ford which is beyond the village : sprinkle him with holy water, and bring him to me. Brithric made haste, as he was directed, and found the man on horseback in the river, and unable to move from the place where he was. Brithric immediately sprinkled him with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost : the devil was immediately defeated, and the captive, released from his enemy, was led into the presence of the man of God, who, in the meantime, had been praying anxiously to the Lord in his behalf. Behind them came the devil, who claimed his man, and seized him notwithstanding his cries to the man of God for help. The saint held the man by the right hand, and the devil by the left ; but the man of God sprinkled holy water on the face of the enemy who immediately fled in confusion. The saint then led the man, whom he had saved from the jaws of his enemy, into his cell, and there detained him until he confessed his sins, and cast out from him before the feet of the saint the poison with which the devil had corrupted him. He then was blessed with the sight of our Lord, offered to him in the flesh by the man of God; and when he was asked if he believed with his whole heart, he replied, " I believe, my Lord, that, wretch and sinner as I am, I behold in your hands the body and blood of our Lord Jesus in the flesh." " Thanks be to God," said the saint, " let us now pray together, that you may be thought worthy to behold him, in his real form." He then administered the communion, and, having thus confirmed his faith, sent him away in peace. St. Wulfric died on the 20th of February, and was buried in his oratory at Heselberg, where, in honour of God and of the saint, numerous miracles are performed even to the present time. Of the genealogy of king Henry. A.D. 1155. On the last day of February, queen Eleanor bore to king Henry a true and lawful son, whose name was called Henry. Now king Henry was son of Matilda, formerly empress and afterwards countess of Anjou, whose mother was Matilda queen of England, wife of Henry the first, and daughter of St. Margaret queen of Scotland. This Margaret was the daughter of Eadward by Agatha, sister of Henry the Boman emperor. Eadward was the son Eadmund Ironside, son of Ethelred son of Eadgar the Pacific, son of

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