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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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was taken by the Greeks in the eight hundred and forty-third year after the birth of Abraham, eight hundred and thirty-four years after that of Ninus, king of Assyria ; forty-four years before the foundation of Rome, and forty-six before the first Olympiad. When therefore Troy was taken, as has been said before, iEneae, the son of Venus and Anchises, came into Italy. In the third year after the fall of Troy, he fought with Turnus, and slew him. But Turnus was the son of Danaus, the king of the Tuscans ; and Lavinia, the daughter of the king Latinus, had been betrothed to him. She was now married to iEneas, who called the town which he had founded Lavinium, after her name. Juneas reigned over the Latins for three years after he obtained the kingdom. After him Ascanius, who is also called Julius, the son of JEneas, became king ; he left Sylvius Postumus his heir, being his own brother and the son of iESneas by Lavinia, whom he had brought up with great affection. Then Ascanius begat Julius, from whom the family of the J uhi descended : but he was only a child when Ascanius died, and unequal as yet to govern his fellow-citizens. When Ascanius had reigned thirty-eight years he died, and Sylvius Postumus succeeded him in the kingdom, and reigned twenty-nine years. And he was called Postumus, because he was born after (post) the death of his father, and Sylvius because he was bred up in the country and in the woods (syfoti). And all the Alban kings were called Sylvius from him. Sylvius Postumus was succeeded by iEneas Sylvius, who reigned thirty-one years. After him Latinus Sylvius reigned fifty years. About this time David the king of the Jews flourished. Latinus Sylvius was succeeded by Alba Sylvius, who reigned thirty-nine years. Alba Sylvius was succeeded by JEgyptus, or Atis, his son, who reigned twenty-four years. He again was succeeded by Capys Sylvius, the son of the preceding king, who reigned twenty-eight years, and founded Capua, in Campania. Carpentus Sylvius, the son of Capys, succeeded him, and reigned thirteen years. The next king was Tyberinus, the son of Carpentus : his reign lasted nine years ; and it was from him that the river Tyber derived its name, because he was drowned in it ; as it had been previously called the Albula. After him, Agrippa Sylvius reigned forty years. About this time, Homer is said to have flourished in peace. Agrippa Sylvius was succeeded by Aremus Sylvius, his son,

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