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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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B.C. 550. KTJMA AVB Hit 8U0CX88OB8. pilius by hie daughter, succeeded to the kingdom, while Jotiah was king oyer the Jews. He built the city of Ostia, at a dis tance of sixteen miles from the city, at the spot where the river and sea unite ; he fought against the Latins, and he added the A ventine mount to the city, and also the Janiculan mount. During his reign Bpidamnus, which was afterwards called Dyrrachium, was founded. He died of disease in the twenty third year of his reign. After him, Tarquinius Prisons became king. He doubled the number of the senate, he conquered the Sabines, and joined no small quantity of land, which he took from them, to the territory of the city j and he was the first person who celebrated a triumph in Rome. He built walls and towers, he began the Capitol)3 and subdued twelve tribes of Etruria. In the thirty-seventh year of his reign he was slain by a son of his predecessor Aucus. In his reign Arion of Methymna is said to have been carried by a dolphin to Tœnarus. About the same time, Marseilles was founded; also, Jerusalemwas subdued by king Nabucodònosor. After him, Servius Tullius reigned thirty-four years. In his reign Belshazzar was king of the Chaldséans, under whom Daniel read the mystic writing on the wall, and inter preted it. This Servine Tullius finally subdued the Sanities, and added three hills, namely the Quirinal, Verrinai and Esquiline, to the city. He was the first man who instituted the census. In hie time a census took place at Róme, and there were found to be eighty-seven thousand men capable of bearing arms. At last, Servius Tullius was slain by the wickedness of Tarquin the Proud, his son-in-law, and the son of that king whom he himself had succeeded, and of his own daughter, who was Tarqnin'a wife. After him, Lucius Tarquin the Proud, the seventh and last of the kings, seized upon the kingdom. * Oirr author has said above, that Numa built the Capitol ; the truth Ì8, that Numa built a small temple, dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, on the Esquiline Hill, which was not called Capitolium till after the foundation of that which was built by Tarquin, and then it was distirigmshed as Capitolium Vetus, while the great Capitol, the temple of Jupiter Opt. Max., was founded by Tarquinius Priscus, in consequence of a vow made by him during the Sabine wars, and was finally completed by the , second Tarquin, though not dedicated till after his expulsion by M . Horatiua.

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