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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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He anointed Saul, who was pointed out to him by the Lord, king over Israel, confirming bis anointing by three signs, and giving him an injunction, for transgressing which, subsequently he was rejected by the Lord, and placed in such straits that he tried to raise Samuel from the dead, by the assistance of the magic art of a Pythoness. King Saul was descended by many successions from Abel, through the tribe of Benjamin, of whose descendant Cis, he was the son. Saul begat Jonathan, Joshua, Melchisiah, and Ishbosheth, and two daughters, Merob and Mishcol. CH. XXVII.—Brutus dies—His sons divide his kingdom—The invasion and death of Humber—Thefate o/Estrildis—Locrinus marries Guendolen—Homer flourishes. WHILE that Saul reigned in Judaea, Brutus, the king of Britain, became the father of three sons by his wife, Imogene ; and their names were Locrinus, Albanactus, and Camber. These men, after their father departed this life, in the twenty-fourth of his reign (and he was buried had built), divided the kingdom of Britain among them, and departed each to his own place. Locrinus, who was the firstborn, possessed the middle portion of the island, which was afterwards called Loegria, after his name. Camber took that part which is beyond the river Severn, and which was afterwards called Cambria, from his name ; being the country which is now called Wales. Albanactus, who was the youngest, had that part which is now called Scotland, and he called it Albania, from his own name. These men reigned a long time in peace and unanimity with one another, till Humber, the king of the Huns, invaded Albania, and in a great battle with Albanactus, slew him. Therefore Locrinus, his elder brother, uniting with his brother Camber, came to meet the king of the Huns on this side of the river which is now called the Humber, where a battle took place, and they put Humber the king to flight, who fled as far as the river and was drowned in it, and bequeathed his name to the river. After this victory Locrinus carried off three maidens, one of whom, by name Estrildis, was of wonderful beauty ; and she was the daughter of some king of Germany. So Locrinus being attracted by love for her, wished to unite her to himself in

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