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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. 1214.] DECLARATION- Of I.Λ WS . to liî in there an immense nnmlier of knights, complaining that, during their long stay there they had spent all their money, and that therefore unless they were supplied with money from the treasury, they could not follow him. This tinking refused, but, flying into a rage, he embarked with his private attendants, and after three days landed at Guernsey, whilst his nobles returned home; and the king, seeing himself thus abandoned, was compelled to return to England himself. Declaration of laws and rights. Whilst this was passing, Geoffrey Fitz-F'eter and the bishop of Winchester held η council at St. Alban's with the archbishop, bishops, and nobles id'the kingdom, at which the peace made by the king was told to all, and, on behalf of the said king, it was strictly ordered, that all the laws of his grandfather king Henry should be kept by all throughout the kingdom, and that all unjust laws should be utterly abolished; the sheriffs, foresters, and other agents of linking were forbidden, as they regarded life and limb, to extort anything from any one by force, or to inflict injuries on am ené, or to make tallage any where in the kingdom as had been their custom. King John in the meantime, finding himself deserted by some, of the nobles as we have said, collected :i large army to bring these rebellious ones to their duty ; but as soon as be had begun to take up arms, the archbishop went to him at Northampton and told him, that it would redound very much to the injury of the oath which he had taken on his absolution, if he were to make war against any one without the decision of his court; the king, hearing this, angrily said that he would not put off the business of the kingdom on the archbishop's account, as lay matters did not pertain to him. The next day therefore Inset out on his march in a rage, taking the way to Nottingham, the archbishop, however, still followed him, boldly declaring that, unless he desisted from his undertaking, be would anathematize all who made war against any one before being absolved from an interdict, besides himself alone, and thus the archbishop diverted the king from his purpose, and did not leave him till he had prevailed on the king to name a convenient day for the barons to come to his court, and there submit to justice. τ 2

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