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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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raculously revealed to the kings of England, his youthful corpse was taken out of the cave. and. by a great multitude of clergy and nobles, conveyed to Winchelcombe. The parricidal, or rather fratricidal, woman, excited by the song of the clergy and laymen, and their eager applause at the discovery of this holy martyr, put her head out of the window of the chamber in which she was standing, and sang the psalm, " Lord, do not thou be silent about my glory ;" and then, designing I know not what sorcery, repeating it backwards, she endeavoured to check the joy of the singers ; and when she had got back from the end to this verse, " This would be their work, who speak ill of me before the Lord," both her eyes burst at once from their*eockets, and fell down upon the page which she was reading. And to this day, that psalter, wrought in silver, and bedewed with the blood of her eyes that fell, shews the mark of this seizure of hers. And of the martyrdom of this holy youth, some one speaks thus : " There lies beneath the thorn, by foulest murder torn, Deprived of hie head, the royal Kenelm dead." And the holy Eenelm was succeeded in the kingdom of Mercia by Ceolwulf, his uncle, who reigned two years, although he was in a short time deprived of his kingdom. A.D. 822. Some earth in Saxony swelled up for the space of a league, in the form of a rampart, to the astonishment of many. A.D . 823. Ceolwulf was expelled from the kingdom of Merda, and was succeeded by Bernulf, who reigned four years. A.D . 824. A girl, twelve years of age, after the sacred communion on the day of Easter, abstained first of all from bread ten days, and after that from all meat and drink for three Îears, and then she returned to the ordinary usages of life, iugenius became pope of Rome. A.D . 825. Egbert, king of the West Saxons, fought a battle against Bernulf, king of Mercia, who was invading his territories in a hostile manner, at Ellendown, in which a great number of men in both kings' armies were slain, and Egbert returned a fatal conqueror to his own kingdom. A.D . 826. Bernulf, the before-mentioned king of Mercia, was slain by the East Angles, because he endeavoured to invade that kingdom, and to claim it, as having been his own ever since the time of king Offa. The same year, the bodies of the holy martyrs Marcellinus and Peter were removed from

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