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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. 387. JUSTUS DIES Iff EGYPT. 199 the whole multitude of his nation, he crossed the river Humber, and began to ravage all the provinces. But Maximinianus coming up, defeated him in battle. However, at length, through the intervention of friends, they made peace. A.D. 380. The Franks uniting with the Romans, defeated the Alemanni, who were in rebellion, between the Danube and the sea of Azov. In reference to which victory, the emperor Valentinian first gave that tribe the name of Franks, in the Achaean language, calling them so from their fierceness, sternness, and boldness. And they, a short time afterwards, as they refused to pay tribute to the Romans, and would not submit to the sovereignty of the Romans, quitted Sicambria,1 and went to the most distant parts of the river Rhine, to the cities of the Germans, who had been settled there for some years, with their chiefs, Marcomirus and Subnon. And there they elected Pharamond to be their first king, and submitted to the laws which their former chiefs, Guisonastus and Salegastus, had established. A.D. 381. Titus, bishop of Ostia, a most energetic arguer against the Manichseans, died. The same year, Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, having suffered much ài-treatment from the Arrians under the sanction of the emperor Valentinian, died. Priam, the first king of the Franks, reigned six years. A.D. 382. Theodosiue became emperor of Rome ; he reigned sixteen years. In his time, Gregory Nazianzen, a most eloquent man, and the teacher of Hieronymus, paid the debt of nature. A.D. 383. Basil of Cassarea, and Êffrem, a deacon of the church at Edessa, died. A.D. 384. Saint Martin was born. The same year, Theodbeius defeated the Alans, the Huns, and the Goths, in several great battles. Maximus also defeated the Picts and Scots, who invaded Britain. A.D. 385. The Arrians, unable to bear the emperor Theodosius's study of the faith, after forty years, abandoned the churches which they held by force. A.D. 386. Marcomir, king of the Franks, died, in thirtyfour days after he succeeded to the kingdom. Niceta, bishop of Vienne, a most eminent man for learning, flourished. A.D. 387. Justus, bishop of Lyons, who subsequently left * Sicambria was in Lower Germany, on the Rhine.

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