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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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and departed first of all to the city of Bebba, and afterwards to the king of the Picts, named Kinothus, at whose court he ended his life. A.B. 781. The princes of Northumberland burned in his own house a magistrate, their justiciary, who was severe beyond the requirements of justice. The same year, Kinewolf, bishop of Lindisfarne, died, and was succeeded by Higbald. A.B. 782. Hirenes, with his son Constantine, succeeded to the empire of Rome, and governed it for ten years. The same year, a man found a plate of gold at Constantinople, and on it was a man, with this inscription—" Christ is born of Mary, a virgin, and I believe in him : in the time of the emperors Constantine and Hirenes, Ο sun, you will see me again." A.B. 783. Alfwold, king of Northumberland, sent to Rome for a pallium, and gave it to the archbishop. The same year, Alcmund, bishop of Hagustald, died, and was succeeded by Gilbert. A.B. 784. Wilber£ bishop of Sherburn, died, and was succeeded by Castanus. A.B. 785. Withichind and Albion, dukes of Saxony, who were infidels, were reconciled to Charlemagne, and baptized. Α.υ. 786. Kinewolf, king of the West Saxons, after he had reigned twenty-six years, and had fought many battles with great glory against the Britons and many other nations, banished a young man, by name Kinehard, the brother of king Sigebert, whom Kinewolf had expelled from the kingdom, as has been related before, suspecting him, lest he should hereafter aspire to the kingdom, or perhaps avenge his brother's death. But Kinehard, thinking it best to yield to the times, dissembled in his mind, and departed as if willingly. But soon after, he joined some secret companies of banditti, and sought the recesses of the woods, where he lay in ambush, waiting many days, because of the proverb which is often repeated— " What expectation long denies, A sudden hour full oft supplies/' Meantime, while king Kinewolf, in the indulgence of illegitimate amours in the village which is called Merton, was giving himself up to secret joys, and when this had been discovered by Kinehard, whom I mentioned just now, Kinehard with his accomplices besieged the house. But the king, who

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