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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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THE WANDERING .IEW. A.D.122S.] 513 and related many strange things concerning eastern countries. In the course of conversation he was asked whether he had ever seen or heard anything of Joseph, a man of whom there was much talk in the world, who, when our Lord suffered, was present and spoke to him, and who is still alive in evidence of the Christian faith, in reply to which a knight in his retinue, who was his interpreter, replied, speaking in French, " My lord well knows that man, and a little before he took his way to the western countries the said Joseph ate at the table of my lord the archbishop in Armenia, and he had often seen and held converse with him." He was then asked about what had passed between Christ and the same Joseph, to which he replied. " At the time of the suffering of Jesus Christ, he was seized hy the Jews and led into the hall of judgment, before Filate the governor, that he might he judged by him on the accusation of the Jews, and Filate finding no cause for adjudging him to death, said to them, " Take him and judge him according to your law :" the shouts of the Jews, however, increasing, he, at their request, released unto them ISarabbas, and delivered Jesus to them to be crucified. When therefore the Jews Mere dragging Jesus forth, and had reached the door, Cartaphilus, a porter of the hall in Pilate's service, as Jesus was going out of the door, impiously struck him on the back with his hand, and said in mockery, " Go quicker. Jesus, go quicker, why do you loiter:" And Jesus looking back on hiin with a severe countenance said to him, " I am going, and you will wait till I return." And according as our Lord said, this Cartaphilus is still awaiting his return : at the time of our Lord's suffering lie was thirty years old, and when he attains the age of a hundred years, he always returns to the same age as he was when our Lord suffered. After Christ's death, when '.he catholic faith gained ground, this Cartaphilus was baptized by Ananias, (who also baptized the apostle Paul.) and was called Joseph. lie often dwells in both divisions of Armenia, and other eastern countries, passing his time amidst the bishops and other prelates of the church : he is a man ol holy conversation and religious, a man of few wor Is and circumspect in his behaviour, for he does not speak at all unless when questioned by the bishops and religious men : and then he tells of the events of old times, and of the events which occurred at the suffering and resurrection of our Lord, and of the witnesses of the resurrection, namely

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