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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. 278. The insane heresy of the Manicheans rose up ; the author of which was Manes. These men teach that there are two principles, one of good and the other of evil, one of light and the other of darkness ; they affirm that souls flow from God as from a kind of spring ; they reject the Old Testament, and receive the New in part. About the same time, Simplides, bishop of Vienne, a man of wonderful sanctity, flourished. A.D. 279. Probus, the emperor, completely delivered France from the barbarians by whom it had been long occupied, having at last defeated the enemy, in many terrible battles. A.D. 280. Probus carried on two wars, one in the east, in which he defeated and took prisoner the tyrant Satarninus, the other in which he defeated Proculus and Bonosus in great battles at Agrippina, and slew them. Archelaus, bishop o f Mesopotamia, composed an account of the argument which he held against Manichee us of Persia, which was published in the Syrian language, but has been translated, and is in the hands of many of the Greeks. A.D. 281. The emperor Probus was slain at Sirmium in a military tumult. The second year of his reign was, according to the Hebrews, the beginning of the eighty-sixth jubilee, in which are contained four thousand two hundred and fifty years. A.D. 282. Carus became emperor, and reigned two years with his sons Carinus and Numerianus. A.D. 283. Phierius, presbyter of Alexandria, under Theonas, the bishop, taught the people, and composed différent books of tracts. He was also master of so elegant a style, that he was called the younger Origen. A.D. 284. Carus being occupied with the Persian war, after he had taken two most noble cities, Coelon and Ctesiphon, and had triumphed over the Persiane, was struck by lightning in his camp on the Tigris, and died. CH. V.—A.D. 285 το 340. Diocletian's reign—Carausius in Britain—Constantin»—Galerius Maximian—The empress Helena—The persecution of Diocletian—Amphibalus—Saint Albanus—Diocletian and Maximian abdicate the throne—Constantino is made emperor in Britain—Comes to Rome—Octavius — Silvester—The Arrian heresy—Death of Cons tontine. A.D. 285. Diocletian obtained the empire of Rome, and held

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