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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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A.D. 220. A sixth edition of the divine law was found at Nicopolis ; the author of which is not known. A.D. 221. Hippolytus the bishop, who was the author of many small works, wrote a canon of the times, and brought it down to his own day. A.D. 222. Mammssa, the most Christian mother of the emperor, was anxious to hear the presbyter Qrigen, and sent for him from Antioch, and treated him with the greatest respect. A.D. 223. The emperor Alexander carried an expedition into Persia, and defeated and subdued Xerxes, king of Persia. A.D. 224. Urbanus was elected pope ; he held the Roman chair eight years, ten months, and eleven days, and the aee was vacant seventeen days. He strengthened many nobles to profess the faith of Christ and to encounter martyrdom. A.D. 225. Almachius, prefect of the city of Rome, raged affainat the Christiane with great cruelty, and brought the blessed Cascina to the palm of martyrdom. And influenced by her miracles and example, Tiburtiue, Valerianae, and Maximus, endured martyrdom in a glorious manner. A.D. 226. The emperor Alexander most gloriously defeated A.D. 227. Ulpian the lawyer, the assessor of Alexander, flourished with great renown. At the same time, many martyrs were put to death, whom Alexander the emperor condemned by a capital sentence. A.D. 228. Terninus, a presbyter of Antioch, Hippolytus, Berillus, and Hostrenus, all flourished as eminent writers. A.D. 229. The presbyter Calepodius suffered under the emperor Alexander, who caused him to be slain with the sword, and his body to be dragged through the city, and at last thrown into the liber. A.D. 230. Zebennus, bishop of Antioch, flourished. About the same time, Palmatius, the consul, with his wife and children, and forty companions of both sexes, endured an illustrious martyrdom. A.D. 231. Origen of Alexandria, after he had castrated himself for the love of the kingdom of Jheaven, and had lived freely with both men and women, came from Alexandria to Jerusalem ; on which account, he is celebrated over the whole world ; and he was a man of so admirable a genius, that he

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