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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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said, " 0 Lord Jesus Christ, whom my wife Clotilde worships, I devoutly entreat your assistance. And if you grant me the victory in this contest, I will be baptized, and for the future will believe in your name." And after he had said this, the Alemanni were compelled to flee, and the king returned in triumph to his country. Then, having sent for Saint Bemigius, he was baptised with all his family. And it happened at his consecration that the minister was slow in bringing the holy chrism to the bishop, and the crowd was impatient, and still he did not come, and the bishop was concerned at it, and prayed that the delay might not cause any mischief ; when, lo on a sudden a chrismatical unction in a miraculous vase was brought to him from heaven by the ministry of an angel, and the vessel is preserved to the present day in the church at Bheims. And from it, as it is always full miraculously, the kings of the Franks who are to be anointed are consecrated. A.D. 477. Zeno succeeded to the Roman empire, and reigned seventeen years. The same year, Ella and his three sons, Cymen, Plentingus and Ciesa, came over to Britain, and landed at the place which was afterwards from Cymeu called Cymenshoara, that is to say, the port of Cymen. But as they were landing, great multitudes of Britons flocked to the place, and immediately waged war against them. But the Britons abandoned the field, and were put to flight, and driven as far as the nearest wood, which is called Andredeswold. And the Saxons, occupying the sea-coast of Sussex, gradually reduced all the territory of that district to subjection. A.D. 478. When Zeno the emperor was desirous to slay his eon Leo, his mother substituted some one else who resembled him, who afterwards remained a clergyman, and lived to the time of Justinian. A.D. 479. The body of Saint Barnabas, the Apostle, and the Gospel of Matthew, written with his own hand, was discovered, in consequence of a revelation made by himself. A.P. 480. Odoacer, king of the Goths, made himself master o f Rome, which the Gothic kings occupied for some time afterwards. A.D. 481. Theodoric, king of the Goths, ravaged both the Macedonias and Thessaly, and occupied Italy with a hostile army. A.D. 482. Honoricus, an Arrian, the king of the Vandals,

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