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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. 11. 127 CAJranJS THE ΟΒΑΤΟΒ DUES. A.D. 9. Thefifty-first year of the reign of Cassar Augustus. Trogne Pompeius* terminated his chronicles, in which he had, as it were, handed down the course of the world which was past to the memory of posterity. For he so relates the history of the republic of the Romans, and of their arms which that nation carried so widely over the whole world, from the beginning to the present time, that any one who reads his account may learn that virtue and fortune laboured together to build up the Roman empire. A.D. 10. The Athenians endeavoured to create a sedition in their city against the Romans ; but were put down, and the leaders of the insurrection were put to death. About the same time, Archelaus, to show his contempt for his family, repudiated Mariamne, his brother's daughter, whom his father had given him as his wife ; and married Glasira, the daughter of the king of Cappadocia, and previously the wife of his brother Alexander, who had been married after the death of Alexander to Juba, king of Libya ; ud ever since the death of Juba, had lived in widowhood with ber father. And when she had returned to Judaea, and married Archelaus, she fancied that she saw Alexander standing over her, and saying, " Was not a lawful marriage enough to content you, but must you again return to my house, and form a shameless connection with my brother Î I will therefore, recover you though against your will." And she, after the had related the dream, survived scarcely two days. A.D. 11. The fifty-second year of the reign of Augustus Caesar, and the fifth of the reign of Archelaus, king of Judsea. Caninus the orator died of starvation. * Trogus Potnpeius was a Gaul by descent, whose grandfather received the citizenship of Rome from Pompey the Great, during his war with 8ertoriufl. His history is not extant, but we have forty-four books of Justin's history, which the author tells us was entirely derived from the ttnhrerial history of Trogus Pompeius. And from Justin we learn that Tragus^ history consisted also of forty-four books, called Libri Historiarum PbiUijncarum, as the main object of the writer was to give an account of the rise and fall of the Macedonian monarchy ; though he digressed so si to take in the history of the eastern nations : the Peloponesian war, the 8aered war, the history of the Apulians, Babines and Samnites, while the lut books contained a sketch of the Roman history and notices of we Ugorians, Masrihans and Spaniards. One of the last events mentioned in it was the recovery of the standards of Crassus from the Parthian*, u.c. 20.

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