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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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nocr.i: OF WKHDOVER. [Λ.η. 1200. Hon the body of St. Hugh teas carried to Lincoln to be buried. On the 21st of November, John king of the English and William king of Scots met in conference together with all the nobility, both clergy and laity of both kingdoms. In opposition to the advice of many, king John entered the city (Lincoln) boldly, which none of bis predecessors had dared to attempt, and, on arriving at the cathedral church, he olfered a golden cup on the altar of St. John the Baptist, which was in the new building erected from the foundation by the before-mentioned St. Hugh. On the same day, he and the king of Scots met on a hill outside the city, and there, in sight of all the people, William king of Scots did homage to king John for all his right, and afterwards, in the presence of all the nobles of the kingdom, swore fealty to him, on the cross of Hubert archbishop of Canterbury, for life, for limb, and earthly honour, against all men. On this same day the body of the most holy bishop Hugh was brought there to be buried ; and the said two kings went out to meet it, accompanied by three archbishops, namely, Hubert of Canterbury, Geoffrey of York, and Bernard of Ragna,* thirteen bishops, earls, barons, and priests without end, and received his most sacred body ; and the kings themselves, with the earls and other nobles, carried it on their shoulders to the ball of the cathedral church. But at the door of the church, the abovenamed archbishops and bishops received it, and by these priests it was carried into the choir, where it was honourably laid out for the night. This bishop was accustomed in his life-time so diligently to perform the duties of humanity in burying the dead, that he never neglected any dead body whose burial be thought it bis duty to attend to ; for which reason the Lord, who knows how to reward the merits of the just by a fitting recompenee, allowed him suedi a distinguished burial, that he might seem to be recompensing bini by the honour of it for his above-mentioned merit. Before the burini, however, of this man of God, whilst the funeral ceremonies for him were being performed, ami he himself was, as was the custom with high priests, lying with bis face uncovered, wearing the mitre on his head, gloves on his hands, and a ring on his linger, with other pontifical oma * It is not known who is here meant.

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