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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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5Ô1 ROliKK OF WENDOVEIt. [A.D. 1232. warrant, and which belonged to the king himself ; also respecting the harm and injuries inflicted on the Roman and Italian clergy, and on the pope's messengers, against the king's wish, by the said Hubert, who would not give any advice that they might be remédier!, which he was hound to do by the duties of his ollice as justiciary, also as to bow the king's peace had been kept towards bis subjects in bis kingdom of England, Ireland, Gascony, and Puicton. as well as towards foreigners ; also as to what hail been done with the scutages, plough-land taxes, gifts, and presents, or the proceeds of trust which belonged to the crown ; also as to the marriage portions left in his care by king John at the time of his death, and others entrusted to him in his the present king's time. In reply to this, Hubert told the king that be held a wairanl from bis the king's father, by which he released him from giving any account of the money received or to be received in bis treasury, for he was so well assured of bis fidelity towards him the king that he did not wish to hear any account from him. l'eter bishop of Winchester then said, that that warrant lost its power at the death of king John, and that therefore it did not become him, the present king, to abide by the warrants of his father, but demand an account nf the above matters. These are some of the lighter matters on which the king required a reckoning from Hubert. Several other serious charges follow, in which the king accused Hubert of treason against his royal person, and which were as follow :— The king's first charge against Hubert was, that when he sent letters to the duke of Austria, asking for that prince's daughter in marriage, he, Hubert, had at the same time sent letters to the duke to the prejudice of the king and the kingdom, and dissuading the duke from giving him his said daughter in marriage. Also, that when be had led his army to the continent to recover bis lost territories, Hubert had dissuaded him from invading Normandy or the other possessions belonging to his jurisdiction ; whereby he had spent bis money to no purpose, as well as the nobles who accompanied him The king also accused him of having treacherously had connection with the daughter of the king of Scots, whom king John had entrusted to bis care in order to marry her himself, and had begotten illegitimate children by her, thus prostituting a noble lady, and had kept her to himself in hopes of obtaining the kingdom of Scotland if she should survive her brother. Also that he, Hubert, had surreptitiously taken from his treasury a certain jewel, which rendered the wearer invincible in battle, and had treacherously sent it to his enemy Llewellyn the Welsh chief. Also that it was owing to letters sent by him to the said chief, Llewellyn, that the noble William de Rraose bad been treacherously hung like a robber. All these charges, whether true or maliciously false, bad been suggested by the rivals of the said Hubert to the king, who with great eagerness ordered satisfaction to be taken from the said

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