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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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537 A.D. 1163.] DEATH OP KING BALDWIN. of the chapter, renounced these claims in presence of the witnesses aforesaid. Furthermore, I have also with the consent of my chapter received from the said abbat and brethren the village of Tinghurst, with its church and all appurtenances, for ten liveries of land, to be peaceably held hereafter by the church of Lincoln for ever, as a compensation for having renounced the aforesaid claims. Moreover^ the rights which I claimed over the abbey aforesaid, in the person of abbat Robert and his successors, and over the fifteen churches aforesaid; as belonging to my church, myself, and my successors, I have resigned into the hands of our lord the king, both for myself and my successors for ever. Be it therefore free, henceforth, for the monastery of St. Alban's and the fifteen churches aforesaid, to receive the chrism, the oik and the blessing, and all the other sacraments of the church, from whatsoever -bishop they please, without opposition from us or our church ; and further, that church shall remain free in the king's hands, as his demesne : but the other churches of the same monastery, throughout the diocese of Lincoln, shall render due obedience and subjection to the bishop of Lincoln, like the other churches. That this may never again be called in question, I have confirmed it by the attestation of this present writing, and by attaching thereto my seal, and that of the chapter." This amicable settlement was confirmed by the king, archbishop Thomas, and pope Alexander, who, following their example, ratified it with the privilege of the Roman see, and the subscription of all the cardinals. The same year Baldwin, king of Jerusalem, paid the debt of nature, and was succeeded by his brother Amalric. Of the second cause of offence against Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury. A.D. 1163. Henry king of England, having settled his affairs beyond the sea, returned to England, and Thomas, the archbishop of Canterbury, coming to meet him, was received with the usual kiss, but not into full favour, as was evident to all who were present by the king's turning away from him his face. The same year, at the instance of the king, and with the pope's consent, Gilbert bishop of Hereford was translated to the see of London, and solemnly enthroned in that churfeh on the 28th of April. Also Robert

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