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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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A.I). 12-21.] T1C0U1II.ES IN* THE KINGDOM. Engelard d'Athio, and many others, who privately sent him soldiers to disturb the peace of the kingdom. During these disturbances the inhabitants of that part of the country Hew to the churches for safety, carrying all their property into the cemeteries, in the meantime, the nobles of England assembled before the king at Westminster to discuss the affairs of the kingdom ; but the earl, who had been summoned amongst the rest, although he pretended that lie would come there, like a cunning traveller, changed his purpose, and went to the castle of Fotheringay. That castle was then in charge of Ralph earl of Chester, but almost destitute of knights and soldiers; and when the aforesaid earl found this out, he applied his scaling ladders to it. ami gained admission to it with bis soldiers, and soon subdued it, making prisoners of the few guards he found there. Then putting some of his own soldiers in charge of it, he made all haste to the town of liiham. lie next plundered the whole id' the adjacent county with his soldiers, and supplied his own eastle from the spoils of others, lint when this piece; of audacity became known to the king and his council, he soon assembled an army, and on the sixth day after the purification of St. .Mary, he surrounded the castle with his troops; and in short, they placed their engines round the castle, and in a short time destroyed the walls and buildings, so that the besieged had no place of safety to lay their heads in ; they, therefore, having no other resource, all left the ruins of the castle, and on the eighth day of February went before the king, who ordered them to be imprisoned till he should consult as to what ought to be done with them. The carl of Albemarle, in the incantimi', came, under the conduct of Walter archbishop of York, to the king, who at the recommendation of Walo the legate pardoned him, on account of his having bravely and faithfully served the said king and his father in their wars ; all the knights anil soldiers also were released without punishment or ransom by the king, who thus gave a bad example to others to rebel against him with confidence in a like ease. iff a disagreement which arose between Richard bishop of Durham and the monks. About this time a great dispute arose between Kichard

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