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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. 818. POPS STBPHEK DEES. 391 The same year, Wilfrid, archbishop of Canterbury, and Wibert, bishop of Sherborne, went to Rome, on the business of the Anglican Church. The following is a statement made by Turpin, archbishop of Rheims :— "But a short time ago, the death of king Charlemagne was intimated to me in the following manner. On a certain day, when I was at Menna, standing in the church before the altar, rapt in ecstasy, and occupied in my prayers, and singing the psalm, ' Ο God, come thou to my aid,' I saw innumerable hosts of odious-looking soldiers pass before me, and bend their course towards Lothogaringia ; and when they had all passed, I saw one of them, resembling an Ethiopian, following the others with a slow step, to whom I said, ' Whither are ye going V and he replied, * To Aix-la-Chapelle are we going, to the death of Charlemagne, in order to carry his spirit off to hell.' And I said to him, ' I adjure you, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that after you have accomplished your journey, and effected your object, you do not refuse to return to me.' Then, after a short interval, almost before I had finished my psalm, they returned to me in the same order. And I said to the last one, to whom I had originally spoken, ' What have you done ?' And the devil said, ' We weighed the actions of Charles, but Galetian, without any regard to the sum of them, put so many huge stones, and such a countless quantity of beams from his churches, in the scale, that his good deeds weighed more than his evil ones, and therefore he took his soul away from us.' Having said this, the devil disappeared. And, therefore, I understood that on that day Charlemagne had departed from this life, and had been deservedly transferred, by the assistance of the blessed James (to whom he had built many churches), to the kingdom of heaven." A.D. 815. Louis, king of France, received consecration at Rome, as emperor, from the hands of pope Leo. A.I). 816. The holy pope, Leo, died ; and Stephen succeeded him in the Roman chair, and filled it for one year. A.D. 817. Pope Stephen died, and Paschal succeeded him in the Roman chair, which he filled for seven years and seventeen days. The same year, the English school at Rome was burnt with fire. A.D. 818. Seloamer, king of the Abroditae, was driven from

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