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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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ROGKR OF WENDOVKIl. L-V.D. Ì-22-Z. some time to throw each other. The seneschal, however, with his suburban companions and fellow provincials, who sought revenge rather than sport, without any reason, flew to arms, and severely beat the citizens, who had com" there unarmed, causing bloodshed amongst them. The citizen-, shamefully wounded, retreated into the city in great confusion. After they bad got into the city, a tumult arose amongst the populace, and a general signal having been given, the citizens of all ranks assembled, and the circumstances of the matter having been told, they all proposed different plans of revenge. Serio, the mayor of the city, however, a wise and peaceable man, gave it as his opinion that the abbat of Westminster should be summoned to answer for this insult, and if he would give proper satisfaction for himself and his followers, this would satisfy them all. In reply to this, a great man of the city, named Constantine, amidst the acclamations of the populace, gave it as his opinion that all the buildings of the abbat ol' Westminster, as well as the house of the aforesaid seneschal, should be razed to the ground, and when he had done speaking, the edict went forth, that the plan of Constantine should be carried into effect. What more is to he said ? The irrational populace, with others of the eity, went forth in disorder, Constantino at their head, and entered upon a civil war, destroyed numerous buildings, and did no small injury to the abbat.* I!ut this circumstance, as it could not be long a secret, having come to the knowledge of Hubert de Burgh, justiciary of Kngland, he collected a force, and proceeded to the tower of London ; thence sending messengers into the city, he. ordered the older inhabitants to cumc with all haste to him. On their appearing before him, he inquired of them who were the chief authors of this sedition and disturbers of the king's city, and who had dared to break the king's peace. Then Constantino, who was bold in his sedition, was more bold in his answer, declaring that he would answer for what bail been done, and in the hearing of all complained that he had done less than he ought. The • Paris adds : " Tin- said Constantino, railing out io a iond voice, as Λ sort of watchword, ' Momitjoy, Mmintjoy ; in iv the Lord assist us, and our lord Louis !' And this cry rliii lly exasperated the friends of the king, and provoked them to take the vengeance Mo w related."

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