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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. 905. INCREASE IS THE NUMBER OE BISHOPS. 457 sued him towards East Anglia, and finding him - prepared to do hattle in the plain between the two fortifications of the Holy Edmund, he first addressed an exhortation to his men, and then attacked the enemy gallantly. But at the very first onset, there fell on the side of the king, the primates Sigewolf and Sichelm, the abbots Edwald and Binulf, the nobles Sibert and Edbald, and a great many other nobles with them. And on the side of the enemy, there were slain, Isopus Hold and Oscital Hold, and the counts Brithric and Synoth and king Eanich, and Ethelwald Clito, and many thousands of the common soldiers. But king Edward, when he learnt that the bravest of the enemy were slain, wisely withdrew from the field of battle. And not long afterwards, king Edward made peace with the pagans in the place which is called fUingetorU. And after these events the king reduced to proper submission some rebellious districts in England, and especially the citizens of London and Oxford. The same year, Benedict was created pope, and ruled hid see for one year and six months. A.D. 903. Louis obtained the empire of the Romans, and reigned ten years. In which year also, pope Benedict died, and was succeeded by Leo, who filled the Roman chair forty days. He again was succeeded by Christopher, who died six months afterwards. A.D. 904. The holy priest Grimbald, a man of great sanctity and one of the teachers of king Alfred, ascended to the joys of the kingdom of heaven. The same year, the queen, the mother of king Edward, a religious servant of Christ, who had built a monastery for nuns at Winchester, departed this life. A.D. 905. Sergius was appointed pope of Rome, and governed that see seven years and sixteen days. The same year, the magnificent king Edward, and Phlegmund, archbishop of Canterbury, convened a great council of bishops, abbots, and the faithful, in the province of the Gewisei, that is to say, in that part of England which is situated on the southern side of the river Thames. But that district, in consequence of the incursions of the enemy, had been now, for seven years, deprived of all episcopal superintendence and pastoral care. On which account this salutary determination was come to by the council, that instead pf two bishops, one of whom had his seat at Winchester, and the other at Sher

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