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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 

MAKRISI.  The road to knowledge of the reigns of kings.   
  FULL TEXT: English

As stated in the editors Comments this is: "Extracts from an Arabian manuscripts entitled "ESSULOUK LI MARISET IL DUVEL IL MULOUK" ; that is to say, " The Road to Knowledge of the Reigns of Kings." It is the History of the Sultans Curdes-Eioubites, of the race of Saladin, and of the two Dynasties that have reigned in Egypt ; the one of Turkish slaves, known under the name of MAMELUKES-BAHARITES, the other of Circassians. This Work was composed by MAKRISI, who was born en the 769th year of the Hegira, or one hundred and twenty years after the expedition St. Louis." This chronicle was published as an Appendix to the Lord Joinville's "Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France."

MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER.  The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain vol.1-2   
London, 1853 FULL TEXT: English    Vol.1.    Vol.2. London, 1853

"Flores Historiarum per Matthaeum Westmonasteriensem collecti, praecipue de Rebus Britannicis ab Exordio Mundi vsque ad Annum Domini 1307." Translated C. D. Yonge, B.A. 
The first edition published by archbishop of Canterbury, Matthew Parker in 1567. This chronicle extending from the Creation to 1235 - was initially composed by Roger of Wendover, a monk at St.Albans Abbey. Roger's work was rewritten, embellished and extended by another writers. One of them - Matthew of Westminster who continued this history to 1307.

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