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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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Λ. Π. 1210.] EXCOMMUNICATION" ΟΓ THE ΠΑ ROSS. all England on every Sunday and feast-day amidst the ringing of bells and with candles burning, until the said barons shall give satisfaction to the king for his losses and for the injuries they have inflicted on him, and shall faith fully return to their duty. We also on our own behalf enjoin all the vassals of the said king, in remission of their sins, to give advice and render assistance to the said king in opposing such transgressors. And if any bishop neglects to fulfil this our injunction, be it known to him that he will be suspended from his episcopal duties, and the obedience of those under him will be withdrawn, because it is right that those wdio neglect their obedience to their superior should not be obeyed themselves by their inferiors. There fore that the fulfilment of onr mandate may not be impeded through the irresolution of any one, we have entrusted the business of excommunicating the aforesaid barons to you, together with the other matters connected with this business ; and by these our apostolic letters immediately, postponing all appeal, to proceed as ye may think expedient. But if all do not," &c. The election of Muster Simon Langton to the sec of York. About that time the canons of the church of York having been for some time without a pastor, obtained the king's permission and assembled together to make election of one ; and although they had been much entreated by the king to receive Walter de Gray bishop of Worcester, as their pastor, they on account of his ignorance refused him, but proceeding with their election, chose master Simon Eangton, brother of the archbishop of Canterbury, hoping by his learning to obtain the favour of the supreme pontili*. But when this election was made known to the king, he sent messengers to the court of Home, and they, in the presence of our lord the pope, set forth objections to the election as follow: they asserted that the archbishop of Canterbury was the open enemy of the king of England, since he had given an incentive to the Knglish barons to act against the said king, and had given his consent to their so doing, ami therefore, it the said Simon, wdio was the said archbishop's brother, wen; promoted to the archbishopric of York, the peace of the king and kingdom could not be of long duration. I îy setting foriti

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