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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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Λ.η. 1227. ] CRX'SAI-E. THE480 IJrittany in England, and all the possessions of the lately deceased count of Boulogne ; and after this they all returned peaceably to their homes. In this same year, a certain hermit dwelling in the Alps beyond sea was one day, as was his custom, reading his psalter, and on his coming to the psalm commencing with " Let God arise," he found that psalm erased, and in the place of it these words written :—'· Human shall rise against Roman, and Roman shall be put in the place of Roman ; the rods of shepherds shall become light, and there shall be comfort in rest ; the diligent shall be disturbed and shall pray, and in the tears of the multitude shall there be rest ; the lowly shall sport with the madman, and extinguishing favour shall be soothed ; a new flock shall creep to the tomb, and those who : re cleansed in the woods shall be fed with slight nourishment ; tho hope of the confident and the rest of the consolers is frustrated in the assurance on which they depended ; those wdio walk in darkness shall return to the light, and the things which were different shall be consoled by things different ; no small cloud shall begin to rain, because the changer of the age is born ; favour shall arise against the simple, and simplicity shall breathe attenuated ; honour shall be turned to dishonour, and the joy of numbers into grief." The interpretation of this prophecy, ensuing events will declare more clearly than the light, if they are carefully searched into. Ifow a great stir was matte at this time to assist in the crusade. In the same year at the end of Juno, a great stir was made to aid the cross by all the crusaders throughout the world, who were so numerous, that from the kingdom of England alone forty thousand tried men were said to have marched, besides women and old men. This was declared by master Hubert, one of the preachers in England, who asserted that he had in fact set down as many as that in his roll. All these, and especially the poor, on whom the divine pleasure generally rests, entered upon the crusade with such devotion that they, without doubt, obtained favour with the Almighty, as was shown by manifest indications ; for on the night of the nativity of St. John the Baptist, the Lord showed himself in the sky as when crucified; for on a most shining cross there appeared the body of our Lord pierced with nails and

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