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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 bishop of London's letter lo king Henry. " It pleased your excellence that the churches belonging to the archbishop's clerks, situated in the diocese of London and in Kent, should be placed under our charge. God knows that charity alone prompted us to undertake this burden, that the same clerks, if so be they should regain your favour, might receive back their churches unharmed. But the archbishop, sitting in secret, seeks an occasion against me above all others, and endeavours to turn to my own injury the course of conduct to which I hoped to benefit others. In a letter just received, he has commanded me, by virtue of my obedience, to restore to himself and his clerks whatever I have taken of theirs. I therefore entreat your highness to commit the care of these churches to some other person, such as you shall think fit, and that the money which I have received from them, to wit, one hundred and eight pounds fourteen shillings and sixpence, may be handed over to the charge of some one or other, until the Lord shall show in what manner these affairs will end." Pope Alexander's letter to archbishop Thomas. A.D. 1167. Pope Alexander wrote to archbishop Thomas as follows :— " In accordance with the example of our predecessors Pascal and Eugenius of blessed memory, we grant to you and your successors the primacy of the church of Canterbury, as fully as it was possessed by Lanfranc, Anselm, and their predecessors. Whatever dignities or privileges are known to belong to that church, we confirm to you by this present letter, as your predecessors have enjoyed them by the authority of the apostolic see, ever since the days of St. Augustine." The same year Robert, bishop of Lincoln, a man of great humility, departed to the Lord on the 26th of January, and Simon, prior of St. Alban's, was elected to be abbat of that church by Gilbert bishop of London, and solemnly consecrated before the high altar of the abbey. At this time there arose a quarrel between the kings of France and England, in consequence of which Chaumon t, near Gizors, was burned by the Normans, and many knights and citizens taken prisoners. To avenge this deed, the king of France burned the village of Andelis, and returning to

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