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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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1202.] A.D.H UBERT'S FLIOIÎT το JIERTO.V. Hubert according to the decision of bis court. The justiciary in this stiait, as he had no other resource, asked for time to he allowed him to deliberate on the aforesaid matters, declaring that the charges were heavy and difficult to answer which the king had made against him; and so having with great difficulty obtained a respite till the exaltation of the holy cross, Hubert left London in great alarm, and went to the, priory of Merton. Thus this Hubert, who had formerly excited the envy of all the barons of England against him on account of the king's regard and his care for the kingdom, now deserted by the king, and without friends, was alone and comfortless ; Luke archbishop of Dublin, was the only one who spoke to the king in his behalf, which he did with tears and urgent entreaties, but as the justiciary's offences were so great, his request could not be granted. Of some serious charges made against the justiciary. When people saw the king's regard for Hubert, whom he had once so particularly favoured, changed into hatred, many of his enemies rose against him and accused him of many enormous crimes. Some accused him of having caused the death of the two nobles, William earl of Salisbury and William Marshall earl of Pembroke, by poison, and that he had killed l'alcasiits and Richard archbishop of Canterbury by the same wicked means. The citizens of London laid a complaint before the king that the said Hubert had hung their fellow citizen Constantine unjustly, and without any trial, for which crime they demanded justice ; the king therefore issued a proclamation throughout London, calling on a)) who bad any complaint against Hubert, for any injury to them soever, to come to him when they should have justice done them. When Hubert heard of this, he fled in alarm to the church at Merton, where he concealed himself amongst the canons. In the autumn of the same year, Master John, snrnamed 1c lilund. a clerk and student of theology at Oxford, was elected to the archbishopric of Canterbury ; and after being accepted by the king, he started with some of the monks for Rome to obtain a confirmation of his election from the apostolic sec. Of the grant to the king of the fortieth part of property, Qc, In the same season, about the time of the exaltation of the holy cross, the bishops and other prelates of the churches and the nobles of the kingdom, assembled in council before the king at Lambeth, when a grant was made to the king to disellaige the debts he owed to the count of Brittany, of the fortieth part of all moveable property from bishops, ahbats, priors, cleigy anil laity, according to what they had when the corn was gathered in autumn, in this the sixteenth year of his reign. Hubert de Bourg, to whom the king had appointed a fixed time to appear to answer the abovementioned charges and demands against him, fearing the king's anger, (lid not ilare to appear, for it bad been hinted to him that

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