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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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king, wdio hail, as before told, subdued the castle of Rochester, to tell him this agreeable news. The king was much elated in his mind when he beard that the barons of England were excommunicated, the archbishop of Canterbury suspended, Walter de Cray promoted to the archbishopric of York, and that he could arrange matters as he chose at Rochester castle, and be at once moved his camp and proceeded in all haste to St. Alban's. On bis arrival at that place, he went to the chapter-house in the presence of the monks, and ordered the letters about the suspension of the archbishop of Canterbury to be read, and at once demanded of the conventual assembly that a confirmation of the aforesaid suspension under their seal should be sent to all the churches of England, conventual as well as cathedral, to be made publicly known ; this was willingly granted by the conventual assembly, and immediately after the chapter he retired with a few of his advisers into the cloister and devised plans for overthrowing his enemies, and arranged as to the payment of the foreigners wdio were fighting under him. At length the king disposed his army in two parts, that with one he might check the irruptions of the barons wdio were staying in the city of London, whilst with the other he could go himself to the northern parts of England to ravage the whole country with tire and sword. These events at St. Alban's took place on the 20th of December. The commanders appointed to the army which the king left behind, were W. earl of Salisbury, his own brother, Falkasius a man of experience in war, Savaric tie Manleon, with the troops of 1'oictou, William Rriwerc with all bis force, and Walter surnamed Luck, who commanded the Hrabautians ; there were also others besides these, whom, on account of the number, I omit to mention. How king John marched to the northern parts of Kngland and ravaged ' the country. King John then, leaving the town of St. Alban's, proceeded northward, taking with him William earl of Albemarle, Philip d'Albiney, John Marshal, and of the leaders f roui the transmarine provinces, Gerard ile Soteiigaine, and Godeschal, with the Flemings and cross-bow men, and other lawless people who neither feared God or regarded man. He rested a little while that night at Dunstable, but Udore day-light

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