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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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G02 ROGER OF WENDOVER. [A.D. 1235. ranks in the city had fallen. The contest between the opposing parties continued for a length of time, but the Roman citizene always found the fortune of war against them. In this year Hugh Koliot, bishop of Hereford, died, and was succeeded by master Ralph de Maidstone, a man remarkable for his learning, who received consecration at the hands of Edmund archbishop of Canterbury.* Of the circumcision of a Christian boy by the Jews. A.D. 1235, which was the nineteenth year of king Henry's reign he held his court at Christmas, at Westminster, attended by the bishops and nobles of the kingdom. At the same time and place seven Jews were brought before him, who had stolen a boy at the town of Norwich, and, keeping him altogether out of sight of Christians, had circumcised him, intending also to crucify him at Easter. Of this fact they were found guilty, and in the king's presence they acknowledged the fact, and remained in confinement with their lives and limbs at the pleasure of the king. In the same year, on the 7th of February, died Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, the enemy of all monks ; he was buried in the cathedral church at Lincoln on the tenth of the same month, and was succeeded by master Robert Grosseteste, a good and religious man, well skilled in holy learning, who was consecrated by Edmund archbishop of Canterbury, on the 3rd of June, at Reading ; the monks of Canterbury exclaimed against his being consecrated any where except in the church of their own town, but at length allowed it on this occasion, on condition that it should not be made a custom of thereafter. About the same time, after the purification of St. Mary, Stephen de Regrave and Robert Passelewe made their peace with the king by the payment of a thousand marks, but were not however taken into their former favour by htm. Near about this time too, on the 24th of February, He iry de Sandfort bishop of Rochester died, at whose decease the monks of that place elected master Richard de Wendene, a man versed in liberal learning ; but when he was presented by the monks to Edmund archbishop of Canterbury, for a confirmation of his election, he was not received by that prelate, on which the monks appealed to the pope. Of the death of abbot William, and the succession of J . On the day after the feast of the apostle St. Matthew in the same year, William abbat of St. Alban's died, after governing that church for twenty years and almost three months, and was buried on the 27th of February, in the monks' chapter-house. The con • l'ari» states that the crops were very scarce in this year ; he also fays, *' In the same year too, the island of Majorca, (so called to distinguish it from ' Minorca' or the smaller island,) which lies between Africa and Marseilles, was taken after much loss, by the Christians, namely by the king of Arragon and the citizens of Marseilles."

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