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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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AD. 12£J.] TlIUNDEH-STORMS. •MI justiciary, however, on hearing this admission, without any noise detained him and two others besides; and in the morning sent Fuleashis with a body of soldiers by way of the Thames, who took Constantino away to be hung. When the rope was placed round his neck, and he hail lost all hope, he offered tifteen thousand marks of silver for his life to be spared, but to no purpose. He was then hung, as well as his nephew Constantino, and one Geoil'roy, who had proclaimed the edict of Constantino in the city; and thus, as the citizens did not know of it, the sentence pronounced on him was carried into execution without any tumult. After this, the justiciary went into the city with Faleasius and a body of soldiers, and seized on all who were discovered to be guilty of the said sedition, and committed them to prison, and after cutting off the feet of some and the hands of others, he permitted them to depart ; on this account numbers lied from the city and never afterwards returned. The king, as a greater punishment, deposed all the magistrates of the city, and appointed new ones. Of thunder-storms and other tempests. On the eighth of February in the same year, dreadful thunderings were beard, and the lightning darting forth at their collision set tire to the church of Graham in the count v of Lincoln, from which there proceeded such a stench that many who were in the church, being unable to endure it, took to flight ; at length, however, by lighting the holy taper, aud sprinkling holy water, the tire was after sonic trouble extinguished, but the traces of the conflagration still remain in that church. In the same year, too, at the exaltation ol' the holy cross,* there was much thunder throughout all Fughimi, and this was followed by deluges of rain, with whirlwinds and violent gusts, and this tempestuous weather, together with an unseasonable atmosphere, continued till the Purification of Saint Alary, doing great damage to numbers of people, and especially the farmers ; and in the following summer a measure of corn was sold for twelve shilling-. In the same year also, on the feast of St. Andrew the apostle,f thunder was again heard throughout Fughimi in * September 14th. t November liOih.

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