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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 . 1057. ΟΟΌΊΓΤ LÏOPEIC DUES. 543 be received for answer. " The kingdom of England belongs to God, and he will provide himself with kings." Herman, then, as has been already said, succeeded him, who was the last bishop of Wilton, as that bishopric was afterwards united with the diocese of Sherborne, and the cathedral city became Salisbury. A.D. 1056. Athelstan, bishop of Hereford, died. He was succeeded by Leovegar, the chaplain of duke Harold, a lover of churches, a reliever of the poor, a defender of widows and orphans, a helper of the oppressed, and a preserver of bis own virginity. This servant of God, perfect as he was in all religion, Griffin, king of Wales, deprived of lite, after having burnt the city of Hereford. He was succeeded by Walter, who continued bishop till the time of king William. The same year, JEgelric, bishop of Durham, resigned his bishopric of his own accord, and retired to his monastery which was called Burgh, where he assumed the habit of a monk, and lived there twelve years in an exemplary manner. A.D. 1057. Henry was elected emperor of the Romans, and reigned fifty years. The same year, Edward, king of England, being advanced in life, sent ÎEdred, bishop of Worcester, to the king of Hungary, and invited back from that country the son of his brother, king Edmund, whose name was Edward, with all his family, that either he or his sons might succeed him in the kingdom. Edward accordingly came, with his son Edgar, and his daughters, Margaret and Christina. But this Edward lived only a short time after his arrival in England, and then died in the city of London, leaving his son, Edgar, and his two daughters before-mentioned, to the guardianship of the king. The same year, that man of virtuous memory, count Leofric, died on the last day of August, and was honourably buried at Coventry, in the monastery which he and his wife, a devout worshipper of God and lover of the blessed Virgin Mary, the pious and noble countess Godiva, had built from its foundations out of her own patrimony; and having established monks in it, they endowed it so abundantly with estates, and treasures of various kinds, that there was not found such a quantity of gold, and silver, and precious stones in any monastery in all England as there was in that monastery at that time. They also magnificently endowed with estates, and houses, and various ornamental gifts, the churches of Worcester, Evesham, Wenlock, and Leominster, and some other con

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