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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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Α.Ό. 123.').] POPE'S ADVICE SOLICITED. ΤΙ1Ε dukes ; in l'oictou and Anjou, by which they were counts ; besides claiming jurisdiction over Touraine, Maine, Merry, and Auvergne. In all these districts they had seven archbishops in subjection to them, with the kings of Scotland and Wales, and of the islands of Ireland and .Man ; and besides these an almost countless number of bishops, earls, barons, and knights. The mother of the empress was queen of all these countries ; and of her two sisters, one was queen of Scots, and the other countess of Pembroke. She had five aunts, the first of which was the wife of Alphonso king of Castile, and the mother of Blanche queen of France (whose son bonis now reigned in that kingdom) ; Koger king of Sicily married another; a third had married Henry duke of Saxony, and became the mother of Otho, afterwards emperor of the Romans, whose brother of Henry duke of Saxony was afterwards king of Jerusalem ; a fourth was the wife of Raymond count of Toulouse, and Rotroc count of Perche married the fifth. l!y this and other things, it seems that the empress was "descended from a race of kings.'' her father, as aforesaid, being king John, the son of the renowned king Henry ; and the latter was the sou of the empress .Matilda, the daughter of Henry the First, king of England, by his queen Matilda. This Matilda was the daughter of .Malcolm king of Scots, and his queen St. Margaret. Margaret was the daughter id' Edward by Agatha, sister to Henry the Roman emperor. This Edward was the son of the English king Edmund, surnamed "Ironsides.'' who was the son of king Ethel red ; the father of Ethclred was Edgar the " Peaceful ;'' the father of the latter was Edmund, and his father was the first Edward, who was the son of the renowned king Alfred. The genealogy of this king is carried hack in English history to Adam our first parent . and by this it appears that an empress descended from such ancestors was in every respect most worthy of a marriage with the emperor. Thus far extend the Chronicles of master Roger de Wendover : " And thus in these pa^es the historv of our age is. There are writers still in store who'll hereafter tell you more." fit!-: EMi.

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