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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.


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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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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Bat Corinœus called that portion of the kingdom which fell to hie lot Corinœa, after hie own name ; and his people he called Corinœan, following the example of his leader. And the-reason why he especially chose that district, which, from being the horn {cornu) of Britain, is called Cornubea,4 was, because above all things he was eager to fight the giants. For there were a greater number of them there, than in any other of the provinces which were distributed among his companions. In sooth, as it is read in the history of the Britons, he himself engaged in a personal combat with one of the giants, by name of Gogmagog ; whose stature was twelve cubits high, and putting him on his shoulders, he carried him down to the seashore, and throwing him down over the precipice, he dashed him to pieces. CH. XXIV.—Brutus founds London. AT length, having divided the kingdom, Brutus was desirous to found a city. Accordingly, proceeding to execute his wish, he travelled round the whole country till he came to the river Thames, where he found a situation suitable for his purpose. Accordingly, he built a city there, and called it Troja Nova, which name afterwards got corrupted, and was called Trinovantum.* Then he dedicated it to the citizens who were to live in it, and he gave them a law under which they might live peaceably. At that time the sons of Hector were reigning in Troy, having expelled the posterity of Antenor. Sylvius JEneas was reigning in Italy, the son of iBneas, and grandfather, in the third degree, of the Brutus of the Latins. Eli the priest was reigning in Judœa; and the ark of the covenant was taken by the Philistines, about the same time. CH. XXV.—Of the priesthood of the tribe of Levi—Of Corah, Dathan, and Abiram—Of the taking of the ark and death of Eli. IT has been already mentioned, that by the command of the Lord, the tribe of Levi was separated from the allotment of inheritance, for the purpose of ministering in the tabernacle of the covenant, and of offering sacrifices and victims for sin. That Levi begat Caath ; Caath, by his wife Jochabeth, became the father of Ishar and Amram; Ishar, the first4 Now Cornwall. * Now London.

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