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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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A .D. 1232.] CIIAKOKS AGAINST HUBERT. their lands and those of the barons, devastating all the places with tire, and leaving nothing uninjured. The king in reply to them said, " 1 am told by my treasurers, that the whole of the revenue in my treasury is scarcely sufficient to procure me common food and clothing and to pay the usual bounties, wherefore poverty prevents me from engaging in war." The king's counsellors in reply to hiin said, " If you are poor, blame yourself for it, for you transfer all the vacant honours, trusts, and dignities on others, and so alienate them from the exchequer,that you cannot be called α king from your riches, hut only in the name ; for your ancestors, who were noble and rich in the glory of their wealth, collected an endless amount of money from the produce and emoluments of the kingdom." The king then being incited by those whom it would be wicked to mention by name, and provoked by the insults of his counsellors, at once demanded of the sheriffs, bailiffs, and other agents of his, an account of the revenues, and every thing pertaining to the royal exchequer, and whoever of them he discovered to he guilty of fraud, he deposed from their offices and demanded the money due to him with interest, and kept them in prison till they paid the whole debt. Ralph, surnamed the Breton, a treasurer of his chamber, he deposed from office, took from him a thousand pounds of silver, and appointed Peter de Rivaux, a native of Poictou, in his stead. And so in a short time the king replenished his empty coffers although not yet full to repletion. llou the king demanded an account from Hubert the justiciary. About the same time the king, by the advice of Peter bishop of Winchester, dismissed Hubert de Burgh, the chief justiciary, from his office, and on the 29th of July appointed Stephen de Segrave a knight, in his stead ; and a few days afterwards, being enraged against the lately dismissed Hubert, he demanded of him immediately an account of all the money paid into his treasury, and the debts which were due to him during the time of his father, and also in his own time. lie also demanded an account of his domains which bad come into his possession on the day of the death of William earl of Pembroke, bis then justiciary and marshal, and as to who held possession of them in Kngland, Wales, Ireland, and I'oicton ; also concerning the liberties which he then held in the forests, warrens, counties, and other places, as to how they were maintained and aliened ; also concerning the tax of the fifteenth and sixteenth parts, and other incomes due to his treasury, as well as to the New l'empie at London and elsewhere. Also concerning the fines levied for relaxing his rights in land as well as in moveable property ; also concerning the losses he, the king, had sustained by Hubert's negligence ; also respecting what had been wasted either in war or ill any other way, without any advantage to himself; also respecting the liberties which Hubert himself enjoyed in the lands, bishoprics, and trusts, which had been assigned to him without

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