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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.] TAKING ΟΓ MONTAUIÌAN CASTLE. engines of war around it. And when, after fifteen days, they had destroyed a great part of the eastle by the incessant assaults of their petrariie, and the missiles from their balistas and slings, the English soldiers, who were greatly renowned in that kind of warfare, sealed the walls and exchanged mortal blows with their enemies. After some time the English prevailed, and the garrison failing, the wellfortified eastle of Montauban was taken, a eastle which at one. time Charlemagne could not subdue after a seven years' siege ; and the names of the nobles and illustrious men who were taken in the castle with their horses, arms, and spoils innumerable, the English king afterwards mentioned by letter to the justiciaries, bishops, and other nobles of England. This castle was taken on the day of St. Peter's "ad vincola." (August 1.) Of the legatcshtp of John of Ferentino, to England. In the same year John of Ferentino, legate of the apostolic sec, came into England, and travelling through it collected large sums of money, and at length, on the day after St. Luke the evangelist, he held a council at Heading ; after w liicli the hasty traveller packed up his baggage and started for the sea coast, where he bade farewell to England. About this time, too, some religious men of foreign parts anxiously interfered to make peace between the kings, and on All Saints' day they obtained from them a promise to keep a truee for two years. King John therefore returned to England, and landed at Portsmouth on the 12th of December. On the eve of Ascension day in this same year William bishop of Lincoln departed this life ; and in this year Jocclvn of Wells, who had boon elected bishop of Bath by the agency of William bishop of London, received the blessing of consecration. Tiie definitive sentence of pope Innocent icith regard to the monks if the church of Canterbury. About that time pope Innocent sent his definitive sentence to the suffragan bishops of the church of Canterbury, to this effect : " The authority of the church and an appros ed custom hands it down to us that the greater questions in church matters arc to be referred to the apostolic sec. Since therefore a controversy has arisen between you and our beloved

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