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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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acquainted with Jesus, where Christ Jesus could be found, and she replied, "Alas ! he was my Lord and my God, and Pilate, when he had been delivered to him, out of envy, condemned him, and ordered him to be crucified." Then Volusianus, being greatly grieved, said, " I am greatly grieved that I cannojt do what my master had ordered." And Veronica said, " As my Lord used to go about preaching, and as I was very unwilling to be deprived of his presence, I wished to have his likeness drawn for myself, that, while I was deprived of his presence I might at least have, as a comfort, the figure of his resemblance. And as I was taking a linen cloth to the painter to be painted, the Lord himself met me, and asked me whither I was going ; and when I had told him the reason of my journey, he asked me for the cloth, and gave it me back again, stamped with a likeness of his adorable countenance. Now if your master looks devoutly on this likeness of his, he will immediately enjoy the blessing of health." And he replied, " Is not such a resemblance as this to be acquired by silver or gold ?" And she said, " No ; I therefore will go with you with serious feelings of devotion, and I will bring to Csesar the likeness which he must look at, and then I will return." Accordingly, Volusianus went to Rome with Veronica ; and said to the emperor Tiberius, " Pilate and the Jews have given up to death, and out of envy have crucified Jesus, who was formerly much wished for by you ; therefore a certain matron has come with me, bringing the likeness of Jesus himself ; and if you look on that devoutly, you will presently obtain the blessing of your health." Cassar therefore ordered the path to be covered with silken cloths, and desired the likeness to be shown to him. And presently, when he had gazed upon it, he obtained his former health. And this likeness is kept to this day at Rome, in the church of the Chief of the Apostles, and is shown to the people, and it is called by some Veronica, from the name of the woman who brought it to Rome. A.D. 38. Pontius Pilate is taken by command of Csesar, and is led to Rome. And when Caesar heard that Pilate had arrived in Rome, he was filled with excessive fury, and caused him to be brought before him. And Pilate brought with him the robe of the Lord,, which was without seam, and he put it on, and wore it before the emperor. And presently, when the emperor saw him, he laid aside all his anger,

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