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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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thirtictìi of November to crown Louis the son of the late king. The principal party of nobles before the appointed day asked, according to the French custom, for the release of all prisoners, and especially Ferrand count of Flanders, and Reginald count of Boulogne, who, for subverting the liberties of the kingdom, had been now kept in close confinement for twelve years. Some moreover demanded the restoration to them of their lands, which Louis the father, and Philip the grandfather, of the young king, had for a long time unjustly retained possession of. They also added that no one in the French kingdom ought to he deprived of his rights unless by a decision of twelve peers, and no one ought to be made war on without a year's previous notice; and as soon as all these amendments had been made, they would not then delay coming to the coronation. The queen, however, fearing that delay would cause danger, by the advice of the legate, summoned the clergy of the kingdom and the few nobles that she could muster, and on the day of St. Andrew the apostle, caused her son, a boy scarcely ten years old, to be crowned king. The duke of Burgundy however absented himself from the coronation, as did also the count of Champagne, the count dc Bar, the count of St. Paul, and the count of Brittany, and, in short, almost all the nobles who owed duty to the crown, and they made ready for fighting more than for peace and good fellowship.* The English king, on hearing of this disagreement amongst the aforesaid nobles, sent Walter, archbishop of York, and the knight Philip dc Albency to the transmarine provinces, together with other special messengers, to the nobles of Normandy, Anjou, Brittany, and l'oictou, who were bound to be under allegiance to him, and demanded admission amongst * Paris adds, " In the meantime an unmentionable and sinister report was spread abroad that the legate had behaved in an improper manner to the lad ν lilanehe ; but it is wicked to believe this, because his rivals spread this report, but a good disposition nlway puts the best interpretation on doubtful circumstances. On Sunday, the 4th of October in tiiis \ear, St. Kraticis took his ili«,it to heaven at tho city of Assise where he was born, at St. Mary do Portiuncula, where be himself founded die order of Minorites, having passed twenty years, from the time when he became a perfect follower of Christ, following the mode of life and the steps of the apostles: and after having thus pained the plory of tied, and receiving the reward of his e,ood works, he was buried in tho said e:ty, mid in the following year, luimelv 1227, his life, morals, and rule, are :re:rc fully set fortin

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