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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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.380 ROGEK OF WENDOVER. [A.D . I-2IC. and nobles aforesaid, eonaucted tbe king in solemn procession to the conventual church to be crowned ; and there, standing before the great altar, in the presence of the clergy and people, lut swore on the holy gospels and other reliques of thy saints that be would observe honour, peace, and reverence towards God and the holy church and its ordained ministers all the days of his life ; he also swore that he would show strict justice to the people entrusted to his care, and would abolish all bad laws and customs, if there were any in the kingdom, and would observe those that were good, and cause them to be observed by all. He then did homage to the holy church of Rome and to pope Innocent for the kingdoms of England and Ireland, and swore that, as long as he held those kingdoms, he would faithfully pay tlie thousand marks which his father had given to the Roman church; after this, Peter bishop of Winchester placed the crown on bis head, and anointed him king with the usual ceremonies of prayer and chanting observed at coronations. After mass had been performed, the bishops and knights above mentioned clothed the king in royal robes, and conducted him to table, where they ail took their scats according to their rank, and feasted amidst mirth and rejoicing. On the following day the king received the homage and fealty of all the bishops, earls, barons, and all others present, and they all promised faithful allegiance to him. Henry was crowned in the tenth year of his age, on the day of the apostles Simon and Judc, which was the 28th day of the month of October. After his coronation he continued under the guardianship of William earl of Pembroke, the grand marshal, who immediately sent letters to all the sheriffs and castellans of England, enjoining them each and all to obey the newly crowned king, and promising them possessions and many presents besides, on condition of their faithfully adhering to the said king ; and thus all the nobles and castellans who bad served bis father adhered more (irmly to him, because they all thought that the sin of the father ought not to tie charged to the son ; wherefore all began to prepare for defence and to fortify their castles as strongly as jKxssiblc. Those who had taken the side of the king were encouraged, because they saw that his accomplices and abettors were excommunicated each Sunday and feast-day.

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