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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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52 KOGIÎi: OF WF.NDOVER. [A.D . llS.'t. Saxony, the king's son-in-law, hail been exiled by the emperor, and came to the king in Normandy, bringing with him the duchess and his two sons Henry and Otho; he was there supplied three years by the king's munificence with all things necessary in the greatest abundance. The same year, also, Walter de Constantiis archdeacon of Oxford, was consecrated bishop of Lincoln by Richard archbishop of Canterbury, at Anjou, in the church of St. Laud. Also, Walter bishop of Rochester died this year. (if the death of aliai Simon, and the accession of H'arin. A.D . 1183. Died Simon abbat of St. Alban's, and was succeeded by Warin prior of the same church, and on the day of the nativity of the mother of God, received the blessing as abbat. Of Otc death of Henry the young king. About this time king Henry endeavoured to make his sons Geoffrey and Richard do homage to the young king bis eldest son, for Brittany and the duchy of Aquitaine. To this wish Geoffrey readily acceded, and did homage for the earldom of Brittany ; but Richard no sooner heard bis father's request than he was violently angry, saying it was unreasonable, whilst their father was alive, that they should subject themselves to their elder brother, who was born of the same father and mother as themselves, that, as the eldest brother would claim the father's inheritance, so he, Richard, would justly claim the succession to his mother's property. King Henry was much displeased at this conduct, and earnestly enjoined the young king his son to do his utmost to check bis brother's pride. When they bad frequently met for this purpose, and there appeared no hopes of peace, the young king assembled a large army, and determined to fight bis brother, but bis life was suddenly cut off like a thread, and with bini were cut off the hopes of many ; for in the flower of his youth, when he had just completed his twenty-eighth year, he died in that part of Gascony which is called Turonia, at the castle of Martel, on the feast of St. Barnabas the apostle, and bis body, wrapped in the linen garments, which be wore anointed with the chrism at his coronation, was carried to Rouen, where it was buried near the high altar in the cathedral with the

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