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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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-alatia, Cappadocia, and Bithynia ; Andrew went to Achaia, nomas to Indus, John to Asia, Matthew to ^Ethiopia, all with ne accord preaching the faith of the gospel everywhere, the lord working with them, and confirming their discourse with igns following. A.D . 34. Stephen, the deacon and protomartyr, was stoned it Jerusalem by the Jews, and Saul, a young man, took care f the garments of the Jews who stoned him. Peter held he chair of Antioch seven*years. A.D . 35. Paul the Apostle is converted to the faith and is mptized at Damascus by Ananias, and then immediately enterng the synagogue, he confounded the Jews who dwelt at Damascus. After that he filled all the provinces, from Jerusalem as far as Illyricum, with his preaching. A.D. 36. The Apostle Matthew wrote his gospel, and from baving been an apostle became an evangelist. The same rear, Tiberius Claudius, after he had reigned twenty-two years, ras killed by the intrigues of Caligula. A.D. 37. Caius, surnamed Caligula, succeeded to the kingdom, and reigned for three years, ten months and two days. Because he had been born in the army, he got the name of a military boot, that is of a caligula.1 He, in the first year of his reign, gave the kingdom of the Jews to Herod Agrippa, the son of Aristobulus, adding to him the tetrarchies of Philip, Lysanias, and Herod, who had beheaded John the Baptist, and who had clothed the Lord Jesus in a white robe, and sent him back to Pilate. When Tiberius lay ill of a severe attack of leprosy, news was brought to him that there was at Jerusalem a certain physician, who cured all diseases with a single word ; and he was not aware that the Jews and Pilate had killed him. Accordingly he said to Volusianus, who was his intimate friend, " Go quickly across the sea, and tell Pilate to send this physician to me, to restore me to my former health." And when Volusianus had come to Pilate, and had reported to him the command of the emperor, Pilate was alarmed, and asked for a fortnight's respite. Within which space of time, Volusianus had examined a certain matron, by name Veronica, who was well * The name of the hoot, however, was caliga, and those who wore it were caligati Adjutor gelidos veniam caligatus in agros. Juv. III. 322.

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