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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. 1025. Conrad obtained the empire of the Romans, and reigned fifteen years. The same year, the religious man, Edmund, whom we have mentioned before, was consecrated bishop of Durham or Lindisfarne. The same year, king Canute decorated the old monastery of the city of Winchester with so much munificence, that the gold and silver, and splendour of the jewels, terrified the minds of the strangers who beheld it. And the king did this at the exhortation of Emma, his queen, who exhausted his treasures by her prodigal liberality in such matters. A.D. 1026. Canute the Magnificent, king of England and Denmark, having made prayers over the tomb of king Edmund in the church of Glastonbury, where that king lies buried, for the salvation of his soul, offered a cloak of various colours, embroidered in the figures of peacocks. And he is believed to have done this, that he might not be supposed to have consented to the death of the man with whom he had made a treaty at the time of single combat. A.D. 1027· When news had been brought to Canute, that the Norwegians held their king Olaus in exceeding contempt, on account of his simplicity, he sent vast sums of gold and silver to the nobles of that district, entreating them all earnestly to expel Olaus, and to take him for their king. And as they received the gifts which he sent them with eager hands, they sent him a message to put an end to all antipathy, and to come himself to them, because he would find them all ready to receive him. A.D. 1028. Canute, king of England and Denmark, went to Norway with fifty ships, expelled king Olaus from his kingdom, and reduced it under his own power, with the consent of the nobles. This same year, Marianus, the Scot, was born, who afterwards, when he grew up and became learned , in liberal studies, by his own study and labour composed a book of Chronicles, extending from the time of the emperor Octavianus to A.D. 1131.1 He records the exploits of the kings of England at greater length than any of the other historians, observing all the dominical years, and so carried his history down to the time of Henry the First, king of England. A.D. 1029. Canute, king of England, Denmark, and Norway, returning to England, sent Haco, a Danish count, into 1 He afterwards speaks of Marianus as dying A.D. 1052.

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