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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. 1042. DEATH OE HABDICAOTTE. 533 collection, that he had rebuilt a convent of the blessed martyr, Laurence, which had been formerly destroyed by the pagans, and established monks in it, and endowed it with large estates and many benefices, and, among other things, had given it a golden goblet, adorned with jewels, which, having then bestowed it on the church in honour of the martyr, he now, while in the middle of the fire, recognized, while the roasted young man supplied him with cooling water from it. A.D. 1042. Hardicanute, king of England, being present at a marriage feast, in which Osgod Glappa, a man of great power, gave his daughter, Giva, to a certain Dane, by name Canute, at Lambey, while he was standing in sound health and high spirits, and drinking with the bride and others of the guests, fell to the ground allât once, and becoming speechless, died on the eighth of June. After that, he was carried to Winchester, and buried near his father, Canute ; and his brother, Edward, by the unanimous consent of the clergy and people, was elected king at London, and on the first day of Easter was consecrated king at Winchester, by Eadsy, archbishop of Canterbury, and iElfric, archbishop of York, and their suffragan bishops. But king Edward was the son of Ethelred, who was the son of Edgar, who was the son of Edmund, who was the son of Edward, who was the son of king Alfred the Great, whose genealogy I have already traced up to Adam. But king Edward, as soon as he was crowned king, took away from queen Emma, his mother, who was at that time living at Winchester, all the gold, and silver, and valuables that she possessed, because before he was king she had given him nothing that he asked for. But, nevertheless, he ordered that she should be provided with a sufficiency of necessary things, and he commanded her to continue to Uve quietly at Winchester. And note, that Edward the Second, the brother of Ethelred, that is to say, Edward the Martyr, was the uncle of this Edward. CH. XXL— FROM A.D. 1043 το A.D. 1066. King Edward marries earl Godwin's daughter—Godwin and his sons become enemies to Edward—Death of Godwin— Siward defeats Macbeth, and Malcolm is made king of Scotland—Edward summons from Hungary his nephew Edward, to become his successor—The story of lady Godiva

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