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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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126 14ATTHXW OP WB8TKTJTSTSB. Ju». 8. he, looking round to see that there was no witness to hinder him, raised his right hand to stab himself. But Asciabua, his cousin, held his hand, and immediately a lamentation arose in the king's palace, as if the king were dead. And Antipater hearing it, exulted greatly, and promised the guards large rewards to release him. And when Herod heard this, he was more indignant at the exultation of his son than grieved at death, and he instantly sent guards to execute him, and he ordered him to be buried in Hyrcania. And immediately he altered his will, and left Archelaus his son his successor in his kingdom, but in such a manner that he was to receive the But five days after the death of his son, Herod, who had lived miserably, died more miserably still, in the forty-ninth year of the reign of Augustus ; and Archelaus buried him in Herodium, according to his own injunction. And sitting in the tribunal, he said that he meant to govern in the name of the king till his succession was confirmed by Cassar, promising to show himself a better governor than his father in every respect. , But a sedition arose in Borne, a thing which often happens under new kings ; and as Archelaus could not quell it, though he sent a great body of guards and slew about nine thousand men, he went to Borne himself, leaving Archelaus governor of the kingdom* Herod Antipas, also, went in order to dispute the possession of the kingdom with his brother. At length, by the advice of the senate, Cessar divided the monarchy of Herod ; giving the central part, that is Judaea and Idumsea, to Archeìaue. But he divided the central1 part into two tetrarchies, and the country on the other side of Jordan and Galilee fell to the share of Herod, but Ituraeaand Trachonitie were given to Philip. And so the three brothers were sent back into Judaea, having remained four months at Borne, awaiting the decision in the matter. But Archelaus raged against his subjects more savagely than his father had done. A.D. 8. The second year of the reign of Archelaus. The angel told Joseph to return with his child and its mother into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judaea in his father's stead, he did not like to go thither, but went to Galilee, and abode in Nazareth. There is evidently some error in the text here. The sense seems to require cssteram, or some such word, instead of mediani, so thai the translation should be, " he divided the remainder.''

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