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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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542 «OUEK OF WËNDOVER. [A.D. 1231. firmation of the truce, the count of llrittany and the carl of Chester, with Kichard .Marshall, came to England from the conti nent, and set out to the king, who was still engaged in the building of the castle of Matilda in Wales, and were graciously received hy him. Richard -Marshall presented himself to the king as the heir of his brother William Marshall, and offered to do homage to the king for bis inheritance, and whatever else he was bound to do for his rights. The king in reply, by the advice of the justiciary Hubert, told him he had heard that his deceased brother's wife was pregnant, on which account he could not listen to his demand till the truth of this matter was discovered. The king also accused the said Kichard of having associated with his declared enemies in the I·"reach provinces, and for this he ordered him at once to leave the kingdom for ever ; and declared, that if he was found in the kingdom at the expiration of fifteen days, he should be con signed to perpetual imprisonment. Ilichard then, not being able to obtain any other answer, at once sailed to Ireland, where he was received with joy by all the knights and followers of his late brother, who gave up to him all the castles which bad belonged to his saiil brother, and did homage and made allegiance to him ; he also regained possession of the castle of Pembroke, with all the honours pertaining thereto, and then collected an army, determining to regain the possession of his inheritance, even against the consent of the king, if necessary, liut the king at length changed his mind, and fearing that the said Richard would disturb the peace of the kingdom, received his homage and fealty, and granted to him all his rights, saving only the customary fine due to himself. Hoir Richard tthp of I'ltnfcrbttry tenti lo Honte, anrl died on his return. in this year, Richard archbishop of Canterbury went to the court of Rome, and made the following complaints to the pope In the first place he complained against the king of England, that he managed ail the business of the kingdom according to the advice of Hubert the justiciary alone, thus slighting all the other nobles. He also complained of the justiciary that he had married a woman who was a relation of his former wife, and that he seized on, aud was still unjustly detaining, some of the possessions of the church of Canterbury, lie also complained that some of his suffragan bishops, neglecting their pastoral duties, sat in the king's exchequer court, examining into the causes of the laity, and giving judgment in ctiscs of life and deuth. lie also complained that the beneficed clergy and men in holy orders held several churches to which the care of souls lieloiigcd, and that like the bishops, and following their example, these men interini ddled with secular business and lay judgments. Having thus laid these and other like complaints before the pope, he .asked that pontiff to apply the rod ol correction for such delinquencies. Alter a careful consideration of these matters, hia holiness the pope, seeing that all the archbishop's com

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