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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. 1213.] Ι)ΕΛΤΠ OP THE KING OK AttItA;OV. ? Q 3 Of the death of the king of Jrragon (it Mnvl'rn, About tliis time tin- kin^ of Arnigon, after hrirj; rmwrn Λ at Koine l»y pope Innocent, although lie hnd rocche.I a m -ι strict injunction not to render assistance or sho w kiitdnc--- to he ccts to bell, let him greet Ifulx*rt archbishop of Canterbury, for lit* « ÌTJ doubtless find liiin there." And then turning to those sit lini: Γι αϊ 1 Min he added, saying, " Itv tlie feet of tin* Lord, 1 uni now fur the FLR-t lime king and Inni of England." Then from that time he Inni inoro Irte power to act in opposition to his o;tth.s ano! agreinenti, which lu* had made with the said («eoiFroy, and to release himself In mi lite fetu rs of ι In* pc «te in which lie had involved himself", lie was therefore sorry that he had been led to RIVO his consent to the aforesaid peace. King John in despair seni messengers to the emir Murmclins. He therefore immediately sent secret messengers, namely, the knights Thomas llardington and Ralph l'itz-Nichohis, and Robert of London « clerk, to the emir Murmclius the prat kino; of Africa, Morocco, and S p.on, who was commonly called Miratnumclinus, to tell him that he would voluntarily pive up to him himself and his kingdom, and if lie pleased would hold it as "tributary from him ; and that lie would also abandon the Christian faith, which he considered false, and would faithfully adhere to the law of Mahomet. When the aforesaid messengers arrived at the court of the above-named prince, they found at the first gate some armed knights keep ing close guard over it with drawn swords. At the second door, which wa« that of the palace, thev found η larger number of knight*, armed to the teeth, more handsomely dressed, and stronger and more noble than the others, and these closely guarded this entrance with swords drawn: and at the door of the inner room there was a still greater number, and, according tonpiMwance,stronger and fiercer than the former ones. Having at length been led in peaceably by leave of the emir himself, whom they called the great king, these messengers on behalf nl* their lord the king of England saluted lain with reverence, and fully explained the reason of their coming, at the same time handing him their king** letter, which an interpreter, who fume at a summons from him, explained to him. When he understood its purport, the king, who wax a man of middle age and height, nf manly deportment, eloquent and circumspect in his conversation., then closed the hook he had been looking at, for he was seated at bis desk studying. At length after deliberating as it were fora time with himself he modestly replied, "I was just now looking at the book of a wis- Creek and a Christian named Paul, which is written in (ïreek, and hit deeds and words please me much ; one thing however concerning him dip!eavs me, and that is, that he did not stand linn to the faith in which he was bore, hut turned to another like a deserter and a waverei. And 1 say with regard to your lord the king of the English, who abandons the morpions and pure law nf the Christians, under which lie was horn. a*id desires, flexible mid unstable that he is. to come over to our faith.*' And he added, " The omniscient and omnipotent Cod knows that, w( re I « »· π law, I would cimose that law before ail others, and having accepted ;t would strictly keep it." He then iinprred what was the r»nd ti«»» "* Ibe kin; of England and Ids kingdom ; to which Thomas as the nit et eh» pK*nt

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