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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. 1200.] MARRIAGE ΟΓ KING JOHN. 187 king's connivance ami assistance, was grievously harassing Otho; indeed lie did not eease his jiersecution, notwithstanding the sentence of excommunication with which he hail been hound by the pope. The treaty above-mentioned having been finally confirmed between the kings, they appointed the ensuing feast of St. John the Baptist to carry into effect, without fail, the terms of the above-mentioned agreement ; and after the conference was broken up, king John, who hoped by this marriage to enjoy a lengthened peace, sent bis mother queen Eleanor to fetch the said lady Blanche, that the latter might return with her in safe conduct at the time pro-agreed on. The king of the English in the mean time sailed to England, and levied a tax of three shilling- on each hide of hind throughout all England, and. after settling some other business, he again crossed sea into Normandy. Of the marriage of Louis' with the daughter of Alphonso king of (aitile. Soon after these events, ipieen Eleanor returned with the aforesaid lady who was to be married to Louis, and presented her to the king of the, English. Afterwards, on the, 21st of June, the kings held a conference at a place between Guletune and Bntavant, at which the king of the French gave up to the English king the city of Evreux, together with the whole county, and all the lands in Normandy, and the other dominions of the English king, which be had taken possession of during the, war; king John immediately did homage to the French king for them, and then gave them all up to Louis as a marriage portion with his niece, and received the homage of Louis for the same. On the day following the lady [{lanche was married to Louis at IWtmort ill Normandy, by the archbishop of Bonrdcaux ; for the kingdom of France was at that time under an interdict ou account of queen Rutilila,* whom the French king had divorced. Immediately after his marriage, Louis brought his wife to Paris, to the great joy and exultation of the clergy and people of both kingdoms. /tow king John married queen Isabel. In the same year a divorce having been eliceteti between * Before called " Iligclburg," daughter of the kin, of Dcmimrk.

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