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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.I). 1191.] THE AliCIlISISIIOr OF ΪΟΓΜΫ IMI'HISOXKD. 103 them for sale, and ly these means he roused the mind of the king to anger, and forced him to inflict on him the before named injury. When at length the king had obtained possession of all the money of the island, and had arranged all matters to his satisfaction ; he there married Bereiigaria, daughter of the queen of Navarre, the same whom queen Kleanor had brought to In'in whilst he was staying in Sicily. On the 4th day of Easter week in this year, pope Celestine consecrated as emperor, Henry son of the emperor Frederick. In this year too, Philip count of Flanders, who had sailed for the Holy Land with the king of the French, died without leaving any children. How Geoffrey, archbishop of York, was imprisoned at Dover. About this same time, by command of the supreme pontiff, Bartholomew, archbishop of Tours, ordained Geoffrey, elect of York, a bishop, and lie, after his consecration, set out for England, and arrived with his followers at Dover. Matthew de Clerc sheriff of that county had shortly before received a letter from William bishop of lily, to this effect, "W e order you that if the bishop elect of York shall arrive at any port in your jurisdiction, or any messengers of his, you cause him to be detained until you receive orders from us regarding him ; we likewise! order you that you cause to be detained all letters of our lord the pope or of any great man, which may come to those parts." Matthew therefore, on learning the arrival of the archbishop, with the advice of the bishop of lily's sister, who then had the charge of the castle, was not slow to fulfil his instructions; for six days he with a band of armed men besieged him in the priory of St. Martin, and reduced him to such straits that in the meantime it was with difficulty that provisions which he obtained from charitv could be brought to him ; for the treachery of the disaffected increased daily, and the soldiers of the bishop of Flv came to the above named church with staves, and rushing armed into the archbishop's presence peremptorily ordered him to leave the kingdom without delay and to sail for Flanders. On his refusal to obey this mandate, with bis robe over bis shoulders, and the cross in bis bands, he was violenti)' dragged from before the altar by his feet, arms, and legs, with his head beating against the ground, and, together with his clerks and

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