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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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180 ROGER OF WENDOVER. [Α .Γ1. 1109, saying that it was the opinion and the custom of those countries that Arthur, who was the son of the elder brother, should succeed his uncle in the patrimony and inheritance, which Geoffrey, father of this same Arthur would have had, if he had survived king Richard. Moreover Constance, Arthur's mother, went to Tours, to the French king, and delivered the said Arthur to him ; that king at once sent him to Paris under charge of a guard, and received into his care all the cities and castles which belonged to Arthur. lïut earl John, and his mother queen Eleanor, came attended by a large army to Maine, took the city and castle, destroyed the stone houses in it, because the inhabitants had taken the side of Arthur, and, making prisoners of the citizens, incarcerated them. How earl John assumed the duchy of Normandy. After these events earl John spent Easter day at Bamfort in Anjou, and on the day after sent queen Eleanor with MareadeuS; to the city of Anjou, which they attacked and destroyed, making prisoners of the citizens. Earl John, in the meantime, came to liouen, and on the octaves of Easter day,* was girt with the sword of the duchy of Normandy in the mother church, by Walter archbishop of Rouen, and the same archbishop before the great altar placed on his head the golden circle with rosettes of gold artificially worked in a circle on the top of it; the duke then in the presence of the clergy and people, swore, on the relics of the saints and by the holy gospels, that he would in good faith and without evil practices defend the holy church, and its dignity, and honour the ordained priests of it ; he moreover swore to do away with bad laws, if there were any, and to make others in lieu of them. On the 23rd of May in this year, William, of Norman race, and a canon of St. Raul's church at London, was consecrated bishop of London in the chapel of St. Catherine, at Westminster by Hubert archbishop of Canterbury. Of king John s coronation. About this time John duke of Normandy came over into England, and landed at Shorcham on the 25th of May; on • 25th of April.

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