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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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Α.». 1204.] I .MAGE OF THE VH'.GIN MAUI'. 20.Ί forward acknowledge liim as their ruler, and give the cities and castles up to him ; having effected this the French king returned to his own territories. Tlie promotion of William bishop of Lincoln. In the same year Master William, precentor and canon of the church of Lincoln, was consecrated bishop of the same church at Westminster, on St. Bartholomew the apostle's day, by William bishop of London. Gilbert bishop of Rochester appealed in favour of his own claim, but did not succeed; for Hubert archbishop of Canterbury was lying very ill at the time. /lota subsidies for xcar icere generally granted to the king. A.D . 1204. King John kept Christmas at Canterbury, Hubert, archbishop of that place, supplying all necessaries for the festivity to the king. After which, on the day after the circumcision, the king and the nobles of England met at Oxford at a conference, when supplies for war were granted to the king, two marks and a half from each scutcheon ; nor did the bishops and abbats depart without giving a promise to the same effect. limo tlie oil of the image of the mother of God trondcrfullg became flesh. In the same year, on the third day before Easter, there happened a most wonderful miracle concerning the oil of the image of the mother of God at Sardenai, which was as follows : it happened in the prison of the Christian soldiers, in the castle of Damascus, that a certain soldier took from his box a phial, in which he had put some of the oil which drops from the image, of the mother of God at Sardenai ; hut as he looked carefully at the bottle, in which the oil had been put as clear and transparent as water, the oil in it appeared to become fleshy, but divided into two parts, for one, portion adhered to the lower part of the phinl, and the other portion to the upper part. The soldier then took his knife and endeavoured to join the upper part to the lower, but as SIKMI as the edge of the knife touched the incarnate oil, droj s of blood flowed from it to the astonishment of the chaplain-, knights, and all the other prisoners who were looking on at it ; and since many are ignorant of the truth concerning this VOL. it. ν

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