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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
page 291

290 KOXiEK OF WKN'OOVER. [A.D . who hail come into Kngland with only seven horsemen in his train, shortly walked abroad with a train of fifty, and attended by a numerous household. At length the archbishop of Canterbury, with the bishops and nobles of the. kingdom, met at London in presence of the king and of the cardinal, and there for three davs a discussion was carried on between the throne and the priesthood as to the losses of the bishops, and their confiscated property: on licitali' of the king, an offer was made, .isa full restitution, of a hundred thousand marks of silver, to be paid immediately; and if on inquiry it could be found that the guardians of the churches o r other agents of the king had taken away more, he tlie said king made oath and gave security, that, by the decision of the bi.-bops and the legate himself, he would before the ensuing Muster make satisfaction in full for all their confiscated property. The legate agreed to this, wishing it to be settled immediately, and was indignant that the offer was not accepted at once ; and on this account it was suspected that the legate took the king's side more than was right. The bishops however prolonged the business, objecting to the terms offered, in order that they might, after holding a council, make inquiry as to the confiscateli property and their losses, and might state the amount thus found out to the king, ami at the same time receive what they demanded. The king hearing of this delay, which suited him. at once gave his copient, and thus they went away on that day without settling their business. lloie king John resigned his eroica with the kingdoms of England and Iretand into the hamU of the legale. On the following day they all again assembled in the cathedral church at St. Pauls, where after manv and divers discussions about the removal o f the interdict, before the great attar in presence o f the clergy and people, that notorious though dishonourable submission was again exacted from the king, by which he resigned bis crown and kingdom into the hands of the pope, and surrendered lie- dominion of Ireland as well as the kingdom of : the charter of the king too, which had been before sealed with wax and delivered to l'andulph, was now stamped with gold, and resigned to the legate for the Use of our lord the pope and

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