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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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A .D. I ISO.] CORONATION OK RICHARD Γ. because their parenti! were in the third degree of consanguinity. About the same time certain of the canons of York elected Geoffrey the duke's brother, and, having snug a hymn, solemnly confirmed the election by affixing their seals; but master Bartholomew, the official of Hubert Walter dean of that church, unwilling that this should take place in the absence of the bishop of Durham and of Hubert Walter the dean, both of whom had a right to he. present at the election, appealed to our lord the pope against it. Geoffrey of Ely dies intestate. At the same time, Geoffroy bishop of Ely died intestate on the 12th before the kalendsof Septeinbcr(Ang. 21.); wherefore out of what he left behind him, three thousand marks of silver and two thousand marks of gold Avere confiscated to the king; and the quantity of his furniture and stuff in rings, gold and silver plate, corn, rich garments, and other things, was immense. (If the coronation of kiny liichard the first. Duke Richard, when all the preparations for his coronation were complete, came to London, where were assembled the archbishops of Canterbury, Rouen, and Treves, by whom he had been absolved for having carried arms against his father after he had taken the cross. The archbishop of Dublin was also there, with all the bishops, carls, barons, and nobles of the kingdom. When all were assembled, he received the crown of the kingdom in the order following:—First came the. archbishops, bishops, abbats, and clerks, wearing their caps, preceded by the cross, the holy water, and the censer-, as tar as the door of the inner chamber, where they received the duke, and conducted him to the church of Westminster, as far as the high altar, in a solemn procession. In the midst of the bishops and clerks went four barons carrying candlesticks with wax candles, after whom came two carls, the first of whom carried the royal sceptre, having on its top a golden cross; the. other carried the royal sceptre, having a dove on its top. Next to these came two carls with a third between them, carrying three swords with golden sheaths, taken out of the king's treasury. Behind thc-e came six. earls and barons carrying a chequer, over which were

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