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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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became reconciled. The count of Brittany then did homage to the king against all men for Brittany ; and the king restored to him all his rights in Kngland, and, after giving him live thousand marks for the defence of his territory, he sent him back to his own province. In this same year, on the 2ììrd of November, Richard archbishop of Canterbury received the pall which had been transmitted to him by the pope, and in the presence of the king and the suffragan bishops, performed divine service with the pall in the cathedral church at Canterbury. Of the wicked death of a usurer. About this time there dwelt in Lesser Britain a certain usurer, who by lending his money out at interest had amassed immense wealth. Although often told by the bishop of the place that it was not lawful for him to increase his property by usury, he would not listen to the bishop, but still persisted in his endeavours to amass wealth, although in this improper way ; on tins, tho bishop, seeing that he was incorrigible, excommunicated him and excluded him from the community of Christians, but of this he made light, and not long afterwards closed his life miserably, an excommunicated man. After ho was dead, without the viaticum or making confession, his wife and sons went to the priest of tho town and asked him to bury the deceased with the ceremonials of the church, which the priest refused to do, because he had died excommunicated, and ordered them to bury him outside the town at a place where two roads met. tin this the widow went with her sons ι , the count and laid her complaint before him, that the priest refused to bury a parishioner of his, hut she concealed the reason, namely, that he had died excommunicated. The count then flow into a rage with the priest, and ordered his servants to go to him and in his name order him to bury the dead man, and, if the priest refused to do so to tie him to the dead man and bury them both together. This order was carried into effect, and all tho bishops of Brittany excommunicated the count ; on which an enmity sprang up between the two partii s. and all the bishops were driven into exile by the count, and he himself remained under sentence of excommunication, until it could bo confirmed by the pope. Of the return of the Human emperor Frederic to his own eountrir. In the same year the Roman emperor Frederic, after restoring the Holy Land to the Christian rule, tho truce for ton years, which he had obtained from the sultan of Damascus, having been mutually confirmed by oath, embarked on the day of tho finding of tiie holy cross, to cross tho Mediterranean sea on his return to his own country ; but as he had heard that John do Itrienne was laying snares for him in the ports on this side of the water, he did not dare to land incautiously, and, therefore, that his enemies inijd.t not have to rejoice in his capture, ho touched at. a safe place, and sei.t sut spies to conduct him to a harbour of safety, lie at length

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