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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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394 MATTHEW Οϊ WESTMLN8TEE. A.D. 830. Rome and conveyed to France, where they became famous for many miracles. Ludican succeeded king Bernulf. A.D. 827. Valentine succeded pope Eugenius, and governed the see forty days. Egbert, king of the West Saxons, sent Ethelwolf, his son, with Ethelstan, bishop of Sherburne, and Wyhard, a commander, into Kent, with a very numerous body of troops, who drove king Baldred across the river Thames, and reduced the kingdom of Kent, and also Sussex, under the "power of king Egbert. And this year also, the East Angles ; deceived king Egbert as their patron and lord, pina at lasu Egbert was the only one left of eight kings, and he had sub-V idued and made himself master of the whole of this island, \ i{gom the river Humber to the south coast and Gallic Channel^ This year, Gregory became bishop of Rome, and filled tfiatl see sixteen years. U""A.D. 828. Ludican, king of Mercia was slain by king Egbert, and was succeeded in his kingdom by Wilafer, who was immediately driven out by king Egbert, and passed three years in banishment. And at the same time, Egbert defeated Swifthred, king of the East Saxons, and drove him too from his [kingdom. And when Swithred had been driven away, the Ikings of the West Saxons occupied that kingdom^ The same year, there rained, near Vaison, in France, a shower of corn, like wheat, only with shorter and rounder grains. This year also, Egbert, bishop of Lindisfarne, died, and was succeeded by Eardulf. A.D. 829. When Egbert, king of the West Saxons, had made ι himself master of all the southern kingdoms of England, he j led a great army into Northumberland, and fearfully ravaged I and overwhelmed that province, and compelled Eandred, its L^ing, to pay tribute^ This year is the four thousand seven hundred and eighty ^eighth year from the beginning of the world, and the end of àie ninth great year from the beginning of the world, each great year consisting of five hundred and thirty-two years. A.D. 830. The most mighty king Egbert, leading a powerful army into Wales, reduced all the Welsh, with their kings, to a voluntary submission to his dominion. The same year, the same king Egbert, being moved by pity, permitted Wilaf, king of Mercia, to hold his kingdom under him, on condition of the payment of tribute.

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