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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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ROGER OF WE N DOVER. [.v.D. 1181. /loir /'Ai/in king o//'ranee tuhmitted the disposition of hit realm to the king of England. a.ii. lisi . Sonieof tlie French king's ministers reminded their master how [H-iieefilllv the king of England governed his extensive dominions, and kept them safe from those barbarous nations the Soots and Welsh: wherefore, by the advice of his household, the French king submitted bis own kingdom, also, and hi-* own person to the disposition of the king of Fughimi, who, influenced by this example, placed the whole of Normandy under the control of the young king his son, and, on the 2.5th of .July, crossing to Fngland inaile a visit, for the purpose of prayer, to the tomb of St, Thomas the martyr. The same year, on the 20th of November, died Hoger archbishop of York, who, during bis life-time, had obtained a privilege from pope Alexander, to the effect that if any clerk under bis jurisdiction should on bis death-bed make a will and die without having distributed his property with his own hands, the archbishop should take possession of the goods n! the deceased. Now, as every one ought to abide by the laws which he has laid down for others, when the archbishop di«d, all his treasures, by the just judgment of God, were confiscated, amounting to eleven thousand pounds of silver, three hundred pieces of gold, one golden cup, seven silver cups, nine silver goblets, three silver salts, three cups ot myrrh, forty spoons, eight silver porringers, one silver basin, and a great silver dish. l'ope Alexander's letter to /'rester ' John king of the Indies, About this time |iope Alexander wrote to I'restcr John king of the Indies, us follows:— "Alexander, bishop, to his brlorrd non in Christ, health anil apostatimi bénédiction. \\ e had heard, long ago, by the relation of many, what diligence you show in the performance of pious works, since you have embraced the Christian religion ; but our beloved son, Philip the physician, who savs that he has conversed with the great and honourable men of vonr kingdom concerning your intentions and plans, has constantly, with his usimi di-cretioii. signified to us that you wish to be instructed in tin1 catholic and apostolic doctrine, ami that it is your fervent de-ire, on • Properly J'rrnbtter John : hut. as he i« w iVy known hy the name Ί I'rester John, I have retained that appelai l -n.

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