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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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marvellous, those who are possessed with devils are released, epileptics are cured, lepers cleansed, and the dead recalled to life. If any one desires to read the miracles which the divine clemency works by means of these his saints, let him peruse the famous book of his miracles, for we now heg our readers to pardon us for this digression and hasten on to other subjects.* /low the young king Henry held tournament*. A.r. 117!). Henry the young king, crossing into Gaul, spent three years in conflicts and profuse; expenditure. Laying aside his royal dignity, and assuming the character of a knight, he devoted himself to equestrian exercises and, carrying off the victory in various encounters, spread his fame on all sides around him. When his refutation was complete, h e returned to his father who received him with due honour. The same year Louis, the king of France, determined to pay a vinit for prayer at the tondi of St. Thomas the martyr, and for that purpose rame to England where neither himself nor any of his ancestors had ever yet been. He landed at Dover, and was met, on the 22nd of August, by the. king of England, who showed both him and his attendants every possible mark of respect: for the archbishop of Canterbury, with his suffragans, carls, and barons, besides the clergy and people, went in solemn procession to the church, in honour of so great a king. No one knows how much gold and silver, precious stones anil plate, king Henry bestowed upon the French nobility, and therefore no one can tell the same. The king of France granted a hundred measures of wine, to 1»· delivered yearly at Paris, out of respect to the glorious martyr, for the use of the convent of Canterbury: and king Henry showed the French king and his attendants all the wealth of his kingdom, which had been amassed by him-ell and his ancestors; but the French, careful lest they-houli! seem to have had another object than to sec th.-Ues-ed martvr, restrained their hands from receiving gift.-, and in doing so, perhaps, endured a sort of mental martyrdom at what they saw. Thus the king of France, when he had • The whole legend of Amphihalus Is a fnhle: there certainly was no «uch person, invi it may !κ· doubted whether there was ever uch .i person in jjt, Alban; or, if he existed, his history also is mostly a lab.e.

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