Help us create a biggest collection of medieval chronicles and manuscripts on line.
#   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
Medieval chronicles, historical sources, history of middle ages, texts and studies

Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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 

  Previousall pages


Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 531

ninth hour on Saturday, she placed it in the oven,which was then at a very great heat; but when she took it out, she found it raw, on which she again put it into the oven, which was very hot; and, both on the next day, and on Monday, when she supposed that she should find the loaves baked, she found raw dough. In the same county also, when a certain woman had prepared her dough, intending to carry it to the oven, her husband said to her, "It is Saturday, and is now past the ninth hour, put it one side till Monday;" on which the woman, obeying her husband, did as he had commanded : and so, having covered over the dough with a linen cloth, on coming the next day to look at the dough, to see whether it had not, in rising, through the yeast that was in it, gone over the sides of the vessel, she found there the loaves ready made by the Divine will, and well baked, without any fire of the material of this world. This was a change wrought by the right hand of Him on high. And yet, although by these and other miracles of His might, the Lord Almighty invited the people to the observance of the Lord's day, still, the people, fearing more the royal and human favour than the Divine, and fearing those who kill the body, but are able to do no more, rather than Him, who, after he has killed the body, has power to send the soul to hell, and fearing more to lose the earthly things than the heavenly, and things transitory than things eternal, have, oh shame ! like a dog to his vomit, returned to the holding of markets on the Lord's day. In the same year, Hugh Bardolph, and some others of the king's justices, came to the fair of Saint Botolph, intending to seize in the king's name the woollen cloths that were not two ells in width between the lists, in conformity with the assize of king Richard. On hearing of this, the_dealers prevailed with the judges beforejnentionedjhat theiF3oths_ shoulcTnot be seized, and that the said assize of king Richard should be no longer observed*, either as to the width of cloth or the "measure oi^jornpancf that they might be allowed in future to make their cloths wide or narrow, just as they pleased. On this occasion, to the injury of many,™ thejsaid. justicesobtained, a huge sum of money for the king. " Base means of gain ought to be shamed."89 In the same year, John, king of England, making satisfaction to queen Berengaria, widow of his brother Bichard, king of Eng 8 3 Who were afterwards cheated by the dealers. 8 9 " Vitanda est turpis lucri causa."

  Previous First Next  

"Medievalist" is an educational project designed as a digital collection of chronicles, documents and studies related to the middle age history. All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated. If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate "Medievalist" as a source and place link to us.