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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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3 7 4 ROGER, OF WF.NDOVF.R. [.I.D. 1-10. part of England, pillaged the cities and towns of Essex. Suffolk, and Norfolk, and finding the castle of Norwich deserted he garrisoned it with his own soldiers and imposed a tax on all those districts ; he also sent a largì' force against the town of Lynn, which he reduced, and, taking the inhabit ants away prisoners, be compelled them to pay a heavy ransom; after this the French returned with great booty and spoil to London. At that place Gilbert de Gaut came to Louis, and was by him presented with the sword of the county of Lincoln; Louis then sent him there to check the incursions of the garrisons of the castles of Nottingham and Newark, who had destroyed with fire all the abodes and fine buildings of the barons in that district, and had taken their lands into their own possession. At the same time Robert de Roos, Peter de Brus, and Richard Percy reduced the city of York with the whole county to subjection to Louis; Gilbert de Gant, and Robert de Roppelle took the city of Lincoln and that county, with the exception of the castle, and imposed an annual tax on the whole of it; thence inarching into Iloyland, they plundered it, and levied a tax on it ; the king of Scots subdued the whole eountv of Northumberland for Louis, except the castles which Hugh de Rallini, and Philip dc Hnleeotes most courageously defended against the attacks of the enemy; however all these provinces were sub dued and swore allegiance to Louis. In this year Walo the legate exacted a tax on proxies from the cathedral churches and religious houses throughout all England, namely, for every procuration fifty shillings; moreover he sequestrated all the benefices of the clergy and religious men, who had given assistance, or advice, or favoured the cause of Louis, all which he converted to the use of himself and his clerks. Of the siege of Dorer rosile ly Louis. In the same year on the day of the nativity of St. John the Baptist, Louis, with a powerful force of knights and soldiers laid siege to Dover castle, having first sent to his father for a petraria which was called in French "Malvoisine ;" and the French having disposed this and other engines before the castle, they began to batter the walls incessantly; but Hubert de Burgh, a brave knight, with a hundred and forty knights and a large number of soldiers who were defending

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