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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.2


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.2
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Λ.D. 1172.] MIRACLES AFTER THE MARTYli's ΓΜ'.ΑΤΠ. 21 best of his knowledge ; and when he had done this, he was restored to his episcopal functions in full. Of the reconciliation made for the. church of Canterbury after the death of St. Thomas. After the death of the blessed martyr Thomas, the church of Canterbury ceased for a whole year from celebrating the divine services, and made continual lamentations for him ; the pavement was torn up, the sound of the bells was suspended, the walls were stripped of their ornaments, and the whole church performed its obsequies in grief and humiliation, as it were in sackcloth and ashes. At the end of the year, on the feast of St. Thomas the apostle, the suffragan bishops met together at the summons of their mother the church of Canterbury, according to the pope's mandate, to restore the church squalid with its long suspension to its former state. Wherefore Bartholomew of Exeter, at the request of the fraternity, celebrated a solemn mass, and preached a sermon to the people beginning with these words : " After the multitude of my sorrows, thy consolations rejoice my soul." Of the thunders which were heard generally, and of the atonement which the king made for the death of St. Thomas. A.D . 1172. In the night of Christinas day, were heard thunders, generally, throughout England, Ireland, and Gaul, sudden and terrible, inviting mankind from divers parts to come and witness the new miracles of St. Thomas the martyr, that, as he had shed his blood for the universal church, so his martyrdom might be fixed in the pious memory of all men. At the same time, whilst king Henry was in Ireland. Hugh de St. Maur, and Ralph de Fay, queen Eleanor's uncle, began, with her approbation, as it is said, to alienate the mind of the young king from his lather, asserting it was inconsistent for any one to be a king and yet not to have due authority in his dominions. Meanwhile, the king his father, before leaving Ireland, called a council at Lisuiorc, where the laws of England were gratefully received by all. and confirmed by oath. The king then placed in safe custody all the cities and castles which he had obtained, and, as various matters of business now rendered his presence necessary

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