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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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when they sent to Rome to obtain the pallium ; at which the pope was exceedingly confused, and forbade such a thing being done again. He also commanded the before-mentioned bishops, in the same letter, to take care that before he returned to England, all the dues which belonged to the Catholic Church, such as aims for ploughs, and the small tithes from the food of animals, and the first fruits from the seed of gardens, which in English is called Ci)trtf)Cdcor, and the tidies of the sheaves of corn, and also the pence due to Saint Peter, which in English is called Stamele*, were duly paid. Moreover, he expressly ordered all the viscounts and governors of the kingdom of England to do violence to no man, but to judge rightly respecting both nobles and slaves, and in no respect to deviate from justice for the sake of putting money in their purses, as they had no need to increase their revenues by means of sin. A.D. 1032. Archbishop Agelnoth, on the seventeenth of October, dedicated the convent of Saint Edmund, which had been splendidly built at ShUtttcfpeloortf), in honour of the Mother of God and the before-mentioned Saint Edmund. A.D. 1033. Leoff, bishop of Worcester, died, and Britheg succeeded to the episcopal see. This year also, Benedict, as Martin tells us, was deposed from the papacy, and another was elected pope, namely, the bishop Sabiniensis, who was henceforth called Sylvester. He also was ejected, and then Benedict again recovered the papacy. Benedict was a second time ejected, and the papacy was given to John, the archdeacon of the church of Saint John before the Latin gate, who was thenceforth called Gregory the Sixth. And he, when he obtained the papacy, as he was ignorant of literature, caused another pope to be consecrated with himself, to aid him in performing die duties of his ecclesiastical office. And as many disapproved of this, a third pope was elected besides, that he by himself might discharge the duties of the other two. As, therefore, there was one disputing about the papacy with two, and two with one, and as Gregory died, the emperor Henry came to Borne to act against the two. And having deposed them by canonical and imperial sentence, he by force elected to the papacy in their stead Sindeger, bishop of Babenberg, who was thenceforth called Clement the Second, and by him the emperor Henry was crowned, the Romans promising him, and confirming the promise by an oath, that

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