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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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"56 r.oi.r.i: OF WEN DOVER. [Λ .η . 1210. of Hereford. J. do Feroby, 11. chaplain of Robert Fitz-Walter. Alexander de Suttune, W. tie Coleville, R. bis son. Osbert de Bobi, ()*bert Gitfard. Niidiolas de Stuteville, Thomas de Mulctune, the citizens of London, and master G.the chancellor, and that von publicly declare the city of London as laid under the ecclesiastical interdict. And you will cause these sentences of excommunication and interdict to be published and solemnly renewed on each Sunday and least day in Unchurches, as well conventual as parochial, which belong to vou, strictly fulfilling each article of the apostolic mandate, and duly observing it yourselves on your own part, that you may not incur tho censure of the church, which is due to the contumacious. Farewell." When these sentences of excommunication and interdict were published throughout Fughimi, and became known to all. the city of London alone treated them with contempt, inasmuch as the barons determined not to observe them, and the priests not to publish them ; for thev said amongst themselves, that all the. letters had been obtained under false representations and were therefore of no importance, and chiefly for this reason, because the management of lay affairs did not pertain to the pope, since the apostle Peter and his successors had only been entrusted by the Lord with the control and management of church matters ; they therefore paid no regard at all to the sentence of interdict or excommunication, but held worship through out the whole city, ringing bells and chanting with loud voices. The ravages in the isle of Ely. In the meantime Walter lince with his Brabantians entered the isle of Fly near Ilerebeie,* and plundered all the churches in that island, compelling the inhabitants by most cruel tortures to pay heavy ransoms : and there was no place of refuge where they could place their property or even themselves out of danger; for the earl of Salisbury, and Falkasius with Savarie de M ani ion. coming from the neighbouring districts, entered the island by the bridge of Stuntency, laying waste the whole country, and robbing the churches, and seized all that hail been left by the beforementioned robbers. They at length entered the cathedral • " i.e. The station of the army, aril was the ohi fortification, where tho conqueror's army lay."—Tyrrell, ii. p. 7!)0.

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