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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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ΚΟΠΕΙ: OF WKXDOVF.n. [Α.η . 121,3. SOI depart from his oath, they might by taking his castles, compel bini to satisfy their demands ; and having arranged this, each man returned home. Of William, abbai of the church of St. Alban's. In this year. John, abbat ol' the church of St. Alban's. was succeeded by William, a monk of the same church, who was solemnly elected on the day of St. Edmund the king and martyr, which was the fifth day of the week, and. on the day of St. Andrew tin' apostle, which was the first Sunday of our Lord's advent, he was pontificali}' and solemnly consecrated before the great altar in St. Alban's church by Eustace bishop of Ely ; and the promotion of this man is said to have been shown in a nocturnal vision to some of the brothers of that monastery, even bifore the election was made. The first abbat of the church of St. Alban, the English protomartyr, was Willcgod, who was appointed abbat. and ordered to observe a regular course of life on the first of August in the year of our Lord seven hundred and ninetyfour, by Offa king of the Mercians, after the martyr's body had been fourni, and the monks introduced, though the church was not then built; to Willegod succeeded Edric, Wolsins, Wolnoth. Edfred, Wolsin, Alfric, Eldred, Edmar, Leofrie, who was made archbishop of Canterbury; to him succeeded Alfric, brother of the said Leofric ; to Alfric succeeded Leofstan. Frederic, l'ani, Richard, Geoffrey, Ralph, Robert, Simon, Warin, .John, and to John succeeded William the twenty-second abbat, who was appointed to the office in the sixteenth year of king John's reign. Of the demand made hi/ the barons of England for their rights. A.D . 1215; which was the seventeenth year of the reign of king John ; he held his court at Winchester at Christinas for one day, after which he hurried to Loudon, and took up his abode at the Xew Temple ; anil at that place the abovementioned nobles came to him in gay military array, and demanded the confirmation of the liberties and laws of king Edward, with other liberties granted to them and to the kingdom and church of England, as were contained in the charter, and above-mentioned laws of Henry the hirst; they also asserted that, at the time of his absolution at Win

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